My old journal is almost full, so I had to make a new one. I used canvas for the binding which I painted with sprays, glams and stains, 7 gypsies fabric tape, and Tim Holtz's kraft resist paper (it is awesome with the distress stains!)
And a smaller one, from the remnants of an old leather skirt.
The edge distress has been made with distrez-it-all , but the page distress has been made with the following technique:
Plunge the paper in 1 litre of water in which you have added 2 tablespoons of esspresso color wash. Keep it well under the surface for 20 minutes. Remember to use a good quality watercolor paper to keep the paper intact. Then put the paper into your drier for 1/2 an hour. Alternatively if you live where you do not need driers (like me) use your oven (with baking surface) in 120 degrees in air function. Don't worry - it will not burst into flames or anything - it will just come out distressed like this:
Super easy, don't you think? I learned this technique from Marion, and really helps when distressing large volumes of paper.