I made the journal from scratch using mat board offcuts covered in soft leather from a hideous secondhand 80s leather jacket onto which I have painted the tree and glued stitched and leather leaves onto.
It is a Coptic bound journal with more stitched leaves sewn into the spine. The paper for the pages is 300gsm Watercolour paper so it will be robust enough to withstand serious mixed media treatments.
The inside cover is from a wallpaper sample book. And opposite the first page.