Every signature is decorated with beautiful papers giving each one its own character. I prepainted many pages with either, watercolours, walnut ink or acrylics. I am afraid my stitching falls below standard as its been a while since I have done a coptic stitched journal.
On the back I kept it simple with a big embellishment by Tim Holtz and the star brads. It is waxed like the front. This was a journey that I took with Ananova and Mergatroid who also made fabulous journals that are oh so different! It is amazing how much you bond with your journal when you make it from scratch. I should do this more often. You certainly end up with a unique journal that comes from your heart and soul.