This journal is made with a piece of paper covered with paint and then tissue paper scrunched around on top of it. I then sponged some darker paint on top of that. The inside paper is a piece of handmade paper that I had purchased. It has one signature which is sewn in with jute twine. The paper is rice paper which has been glued together (because one side was smooth and the other was textured). I liked the textured feel. It is about 4' by 5"–perfect to stick in your purse or calendar for quick notes on the run!