By Tony Thomas
I wanted to breathe some new life into my custom Hidebound Leather planner cover, so I decided to distress it. Distress it? Yep!
What does distressing entail? Basically, you remove all of the contents of the cover and then wring it like a paper towel. And then you do it again and again in various directions.
If you have the right kind of leather, it will change its color and show an incredible texture change!
The top picture is of the cover shortly after I received it. The picture below it was taken after distressing the leather. Dramatic, indeed!
I decided to also distress the cover I bought for my Clairefontaine notebooks. It is on the left (below) and my planner is on the right.