|Out and about on my travels|
|Catching some sun|
My TN has some battle scars now, my cat decided to sharpen her claws on it a while ago which left some white marks where a small amount of leather had been scratched off. I used a brown ballpoint pen to colour over those marks as I thought "freckles" would look nicer! There is also a mark on the right hand side of the front of the cover, this is where I tried to rub out a small water spot but ended up making it worse. I don't mind these imperfections though, I never wanted to keep it looking perfect.
|Front of the cover with my original sample|
of Janet leather 104
Comparing my cover with my original sample of Janet leather 104 I think the TN has developed a slightly richer colour and it definitely has a lovely shine to it now.
|The back of the cover with the Janet leather sample|
Those marks on the back of the cover are from when I took this photo. I didn't notice the drops of water on the one piece of wood when I was taking the shot and I'm still not sure why only the one spot was wet!
|TN in the wild|
|Undyed leather 102|
I have four notebooks inside the cover now and a zipped pouch, I really love a chunky TN! I use one for water colours, one for journalling, one for notes and ideas and the fourth is for sketches and drawings.
|View from above|
|Playing with water colours and stamps|
|My year in pixels|
The next photo is from when the cover was brand new, as you can see there are no marks or scars on it but it is also a more matt colour with almost no shine to it at all. If you want to see more photos from when I first received the TN check out this post and you can see how my custom cover was made here.
|My TN when it first arrived|
Look at the shine the leather has developed over the past year, I can't wait to see how it changes again over the next 12 months!
|Love that shine!|
Let me know if you have any questions about my TN or Van der Spek below and I'll try and answer them.
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