Nicole Aufderhar

Wayfaring Art

North Branch, MN

© Nicole Aufderhar

© Nicole Aufderhar

2017 booth #.

I create handmade leather bound journals using book blocks which I make from a variety of papers including professional grade watercolor paper and a 70lb archival paper that is perfect for both writing and sketching. I then cover each book block in one of my many re-purposed leathers and bind the pages to the cover using the German longstitch method. The covers feature a variety of designs that I create using image transfers of my own photos, block printing, ceramic buttons, skeleton keys and drift wood. I also create mini journal jewelry using the paper and leather scraps leftover from my larger projects as a way to make sure nothing goes to waste.