At the beginning of last year I saw some beautiful Traveler’s Notebook that were made with a technique called leather burning, pyrography. Inspired by this I set out to gather all the materials needed to give this a shot. Made a trial piece in leather and then somehow never got any further.
I guess I was just scared to ruin it and didn’t trust myself enough to just go and do it. Well last week I gathered all the courage I could muster and went for it. Fail or no fail, I was going to make a Traveler’s Notebook with pyrography.
And I did =)
Now I’m definitely not an expert at this technique, but I had fun doing it and I think it turned out rather nice. =)
I started with an undeyed piece of leather, just like the trial I did last year March. I did a quick outline sketch with pencil and freehanded the rest of the wolfshead and the text onto the leather with the burning tool.
Oddly enough though, after dyeing the leather, most of the dark lines turned out light. To give it a little extra definition, I took a brush and some leather dye and added some dark accents.
Added some stamping for some extra texture.
I really like all those browns together.
Now I also promised I would do a giveaway, but with the Christmas and some health issues in December, somehow I just didn’t get around to do this. Things are looking up though and that’s why I thought it might be nice to make this Traveler’s Notebook the TN for the giveaway.
That’s why I added some extra inserts to it.
A Month on 2 pages diary for 2015, with extra room for notes after each month.
An undated week on two pages diary, with a vertical format.
And next to the plain insert I always add, there’s also a folder with 2 pen-loops.
So the winner of the giveaway can start right of the bat with a full Traveler’s Notebook, with room to spare, because it’s the XL regular sized TN and it fits quite a bit more booklets, as you can see in the video I made.
So, how then to enter into the give away. There are, obviously, a few rules:
* Subscribe to my channel and leave comment on the video (moniquevmb)
* Subscribe to my blog and comment on this blogpost
Each one of these will give you an extra entry for the giveaway…
I will enter all into an online raffle thingy. Now I am new to this, so I have no clue as to how these things work, so bear with me, while I figure this out.
You are welcome to enter from around the world, You do have to send me your address though, when you win and want me to send it to you 😉
Next week on sunday, the 25th of January, I will announce the winner of the giveaway.
I hope you like this.
Good luck with the giveaway and a wonderful week to you all =)