Crucifixion Journal

Mark has been asking for a while for me to make him a journal cover.  I hinted at it on instagram a few weeks ago, but finally got around to finishing it.  It has an image of the crucifixion on the front, wrapping around to the back.

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Mark dyed it himself, giving it the color variations to make the image stand out.  As always, it is hand stitched as well. Here’s a progress shot after the dye, before being stitched up.

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Inside, he wanted it to hold a small moleskin journal on one side and some fancy index cards he has a stack of from work.  It has a locking pen holder to keep it from opening up while in a bag.

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It’s a pretty small journal cover as you can tell from the scale of the pen.  I really like the curves on the inside, normally I’d use a straight piece there but wanted him to be able to write on a notecard without pulling them out.

I love coming up with new designs. It’s refreshing to make something completely new, but also because once I figure out how to portray an image in leather, it opens up the door to so many possibilities because I can tool it on other items as well (wallets, coasters, ornaments, etc).

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