Rocky Mountain Travel Journal

National parks animals themed travel journal by Ruth Bleakley

I made this book specially for a friend who went traveling around the national parks out in the West and wanted to document her trip. I wanted a woodsy feel so I went with raw book board – I also did a little hand-drawn woodgrain pattern on the inside with black and gold pen.

The animals are all hand-cut and glued to the cover, with a protective varnish seal. They’re all animals that are found in and around the Rockies, like grizzly bears, white tailed deer, big horn sheep, coyotes, mountain lions, pine martins and hawks.

The inside paper is 100% recycled French speckletone. The sewing is a type of modified coptic stitch and was done in red waxed linen thread. You can see a few more photos in my Rocky Mountain Travel Journal photo set on flickr.

hand drawn woodgrain detail on handmade journal by Ruth Bleakley handmade national parks travel journal by Ruth Bleakley Rocky Mountains handmade travel journal by Ruth Bleakley

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