CLOSED My very first Pyrography Traveler's Notebook and a giveaway

January 19, 2015 48 Comments

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 =)
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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
* Like my Facebook page and leave a comment on the related post (https://www.facebook.com/MorganLeFaesTrinkets)
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 =)




48 Responses

Mudpie
Mudpie

June 01, 2017

This came out so beautifully. I'd love to enter and thank you for your generousity.

T Ashley
T Ashley

June 01, 2017

This is beautiful!

Monique
Monique

June 01, 2017

Thank you. Yes, I had to keep it away from my husband as well, because he's a fan also ;-) Good luck with the giveaway =)

postalorphan
postalorphan

June 01, 2017

Turned out beautifully – it's a gorgeous piece of artwork! I'd wind up burning myself doing something like pyrography … I'm dangerous enough with a rotary cutter! And my husband would totally steal this, as he's a big fan of Game of Thrones. Thank you for the chance to win!

big mamabird
big mamabird

June 01, 2017

The pyrography will add another layer of wonderful to your notebooks! I am starting to look for a new notebook as my last (spiral bound) one is getting full. I am one of those people who always has one… and yours are wonderful! I would love o enter this give away and will also travel to your facebook page for another chance…Many thanks for doing this…hugs from snowy and now icy Vermont, Carroll

Miss Torkelson
Miss Torkelson

June 01, 2017

This is beautiful! It would be amazing to win a piece of your work!

Aida Delos Reyes
Aida Delos Reyes

June 01, 2017

It's gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of your work and this is pretty amazing for a first time at burning. Would love a chance to win this. :)

ArtsyChik
ArtsyChik

June 01, 2017

This is just lovely. Thanks for the chance to win in.

Burgess Taylor
Burgess Taylor

June 01, 2017

This is utterly amazing. I love everything about it.

Mainer Chick
Mainer Chick

June 01, 2017

Amazing you free handed this. I'm glad to see the detail up close in a photo. Great inserts.

postbus Janneke
postbus Janneke

June 01, 2017

The TN looks gorgeous. The close ups look even better. Thanx for the giveaway

Susanna
Susanna

June 01, 2017

So gorgeous and fantastic TN, Monique! I wish you a very inspiring year 2015! I would like to participate on your giveaway. I´m not in Facebook and I wasn´t able to leave a comment on your youtube channel, so I think I have one entry for the giveaway ;) Have a nice day, Monique!

Proverb Adams
Proverb Adams

June 01, 2017

I would love to have these in my possession it is so lovely. It would be an honor to use this as my EDC planner

Patty
Patty

June 01, 2017

This photo shows all the great detail! Thanks for the chance to win it!

froebelsternchen Susi
froebelsternchen Susi

June 01, 2017

Amazing! It's very generous of you to offer this fantastic book as a giveaway Monique!

Ettina71
Ettina71

June 01, 2017

I think I understand . try 'to do some testing . you are a great artist (Paola Etta)

Tabitha Washburn
Tabitha Washburn

June 01, 2017

Perfection! !

Stéphanie
Stéphanie

June 01, 2017

I really love this one! :D Such a great image too!

Charlotte
Charlotte

June 01, 2017

Wow Monique… I love this TN! I want to enter for my boyfriend, who has ADD. He loves to organise huis thoughts in a TN. This one is made for him. ❤️

Francesca Pica
Francesca Pica

June 01, 2017


Pretty. I hope I win! :P

Zephyrin Jap A Joe
Zephyrin Jap A Joe

June 01, 2017

came out very beautiful, now i really hope i win

Kertu E.
Kertu E.

June 01, 2017

Love the cover, would love to win this!

Olga-MIA
Olga-MIA

June 01, 2017

Love all the tones of brown ! It is stunning ! Much Love , Olga

Ellen
Ellen

June 01, 2017

Wow Monique wat is dit prachtig geworden.Ik ben een fan van de serie en van de winter. Ja jammer genoeg hebben we amper sneeuw gehad.

Megan Simons
Megan Simons

June 01, 2017

Would love to win this for the husband

Tirza Schouten
Tirza Schouten

June 01, 2017

Love it! Hope I win!

Viltsu
Viltsu

June 01, 2017

3 times done. :) Your video and notebook MUST kick me up to do my journey or notebook and I hope you help me to it

Shelia French
Shelia French

June 01, 2017

Whoot whoot love anything you come up with , good luck to us all & thank you sweetie

Jeelyn Chezka Marasigan
Jeelyn Chezka Marasigan

June 01, 2017

thanks! loved this

Jennifer Faber
Jennifer Faber

June 01, 2017

My niece Winter would really like this!

wen scott
wen scott

June 01, 2017

This is lovely work, thank you for sharing it with us.

wen scott
wen scott

June 01, 2017

Beautiful work

Cynthia Garijo
Cynthia Garijo

June 01, 2017

So gorgeous! I love the sturdy leather & the variety of pages. Your work is fabulous!

Monia Marzo
Monia Marzo

June 01, 2017

wonderfullll !!! ciao _

Suus S
Suus S

June 01, 2017

Wederom een plaatje! Wat mooi!

Linda Hammond
Linda Hammond

June 01, 2017

Beautiful! And thank you for such a generous giveaway.

pix
pix

June 01, 2017

Beautiful – what a lovely giveaway! Thanks, Monique.

Iris
Iris

June 01, 2017

Beautiful.

FitNHealthyKal
FitNHealthyKal

June 01, 2017

Beautiful as always. Should I win this one it is for my stepdaughter. Love it!

yilinwang.com
yilinwang.com

June 01, 2017

It looks beautiful!

Bea
Bea

June 01, 2017

I don't think you realise just how talented you are!

L T
L T

June 01, 2017

Beautiful!! Especially like the Game of Thrones reference!!

Martine HD
Martine HD

June 01, 2017

Hoi, ik was al een poosje geabonneerd op je kanaal — maar doe graag mee aan je verloting. Love, love, love Midori en vind jouw bijdrage aan dit notebook wereldje heel mooi.

Hello, I've been subscibed to your channel for some time, and would love love love to win your cover.

MySummerTouch
MySummerTouch

June 01, 2017

Hi Monique! I am subscriber to this blog, your YouTube channel for a long time! I liked also your FC page (as Marusya Ivanova), which I just discovered and left comments everywhere! Thank you for this giveaway! Fingers crossed!

Linda
Linda

June 01, 2017

Beautiful!

denise potts
denise potts

June 01, 2017

You are so talented! Great job! LOVE!!!!

Pippin
Pippin

June 01, 2017

Love it Monique! Beautiful colours!

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Size Chart
Falcon Traveler's, Hobo and insert sizes (per Oct 7, 2017)

 

Pencil / Pen Case sizes :

Large:
110-205 mm closed
268-345 mm open
Closes with metal snaps.

Medium:
90-205 mm closed
228-345 mm open
Closes with metal snaps.

Small:
90-165 mm closed
228-305 mm open
Closes with metal snaps.

Abbreviations

TN short for Travelers Notebook
PP short for Passport size
FN short for Fieldnotes or Pocket size
PS short for Personal size
RS short for Regular or Standard size
XL short for Extra Large, adds 2 cm to the spine of your notebook
LMC short for Large Moleskine Cahier size
XLMC short for Extra Large Moleskine Cahier, do not confuse this with the XL option, this is a completely different size from the LMC size
USL US letter size

 

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