I just listed a new book in my Etsy shop. I wanted to combine hand embroidery with one of my books. In this case I appliquéd blue circles onto an aqua cover. I think it turned out pretty cool.
The cover is made of textured cardstock and the book has an exposed binding.
The interior of the book contains some handmade, recycled paper that I made myself. I experimented for a bit until I developed a paper recipe that seems to work pretty well. The weight is about a cover weight. The paper has four deckled edges and is a soft grey.