Hello!!! I made this journal cover for our daughter-in-law for Christmas. She had put a leather journal on one of her Pinterest boards as something she'd love to have and it was a wonderful, handmade journal and quite expensive. It had gun shells/bullets/casings - whatever they are called- on it and lots of wonderful details. This is certainly not close to that but it was made with love. The material is Kraft-Tex and it was the first time I had used it. It wonderful stuff!!!! After cutting a piece the size I wanted, I dampened it and then crumpled it over and over. After lots of wrinkles were made I inked over them with Distress Ink, lightly misted on a bit more water and then left it to dry. Looks fab, huh!! The two strips across the pens and casings are also Kraft-Tex without the wrinkling. The top one is edges a bit with ink and the bottom one is not. I used glue and folded all the edges in. After that I used eyelets to make the flaps that hold both covers of a purchased mixed media paper journal and for attaching the strips to the front. I didn't want to glue the shells so went outside and found a stick to sew below them so they wouldn't push out when putting the Micron pens in and out. The pens are all black and each has a different size tip. God gifted her with a talent for drawing and she really likes the Micron pens.