This repurposed notebook has original hand painted work on both the front & back covers. The elastic band wraps around the journal for closure. The pages are gilded with ink and acrylic giving them a 'weathered' look and feel. The pages are suitable for hand writing, coloring, crayons, colored pencils, markers, gelatos and scrap booking. If planning on creating in other ways on the pages with more wet media like acrylics, just be sure to glue a couple of pages together and add gesso. The main idea with this journal is to experiment and have FUN! Customers in the past have bought these journals for gifts to themselves and for others.