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Vintage Leather Journal, Rustic Personalized Writing Diary, Watercolor Sketchbook, Premium Leather Sewn Bound, Mothers Day, Anniversary Gift

Vintage Leather Journal, Rustic Personalized Writing Diary, Watercolor Sketchbook, Premium Leather Sewn Bound, Mothers Day, Anniversary Gift

Regular price $104.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $104.00 USD
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***This journal is finished and ready to ship***
• Ships same day if ordered by 1pm/business day;
-OR- if ordered after 1pm, may ship same day, or following business day
• The only customizable feature that is available for this particular journal is adding personalized embossing to the cover.

This 240 page handcrafted journal features a vintage diary style clasp and vintage style curved flap-over design. The outcome is simply timeless beauty. All of my books and journals are made to last a lifetime (at least!) And the leather only gets better with time.

Each journal is hand-picked, hand-cut, and every page is hand-folded and sewn together.

Quality leather: durable, full-grain, USA tanned leather.

Acid-Free Paper: Thick, high quality, and acid-free paper, so your memories and artwork stand the test of time.

Waxed linen thread: High-quality, thick, waxed linen thread that will keep your journal securely bound for a lifetime.

Sewn Bound

This journal is hand-bound using a historical bookbinding technique of sewing the pages into the spine, which gives a lovely old-world look and feel. This binding method is durable and permanent.

---> To see my Refillable line of journals, click on my shop, use the section filter to click on "Refillable Journals"

If you select "Emboss" on this listing, that includes 15 letter and number characters of personalized embossing. If you need more characters, you may add the listing "Additional Embossing" to your order:

Embossing goes directly onto the leather.

Select the "Emboss" option when you choose your size, and then type in the "Personalization" box what you would like embossed.

The size of this journal is:


Pages are trimmed to fit the cover, measuring 8.5x11.5.


MIXED MEDIA BLANK / SKETCH: Thick, 80lb, high-quality, acid-free, medium tooth, blank mixed media paper: suitable for ink writing, drawing, pastels, charcoal, paints, and even very light watercolor. Holds ink well and is bleedproof.

(240 pages front and back)

*THIS JOURNAL IS DRIFTWOOD*. See color description below.

Our leathers are USA tanned, premium hides chosen for their rustic yet beautiful character. Please see the last photo in each listing to see an example of a journal in each leather; and also in the listings photos throughout the whole shop. After working with hundreds of various hides and types of leathers, these are the 5 leathers that we weren't able to say goodbye to. Due to the nature of the authentic leather hides, there will always be variation and uniqueness from one journal to the next. Each hide will have some degree of "pull-up," which refers to color variation where the leather is creased or bent; which gives a very rustic or distressed look. Pull-up creases go away with time or with rubbing the leather by hand.
Following are descriptions of our 5 leather varieties:

RUSSET - A golden medium brown leather with some color variation between lighter browns, golden, and sometimes reddish tones. Beautiful light golden tan pull-up when leather is creased.

BISON - A medium-dark brown with gorgeous lighter tan pull-up marks where the leather is creased.

OLD BARN - A darker grayish-brown leather that some might say is our most rustic or distressed looking of all of our leathers. Faint lighter pull-up is present when creased.

MAHOGANY - A semi-glossy solid burgundy-brown leather, without very much color variation or pull-up. Some might consider this our least rustic or distressed looking leather, yet it does still have some color variation and a slight rustic look.

DRIFTWOOD - This leather has a ton of color variation between lighter tan to medium brown to darker brown areas, all along the spectrum of sandy and woodsy brown color tones. Some hides will be more covered in the darker brown, but color range and variation is similar. These hides have a very pronounced pull-up effect: you will notice very pronounced color variation in areas that are creased.

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