The second edition of my book repair book has finally seen the light. but i have been so infected with the whole moleskine thing, it’s basically a clone of the cahiers. For the 1st edition I used Wausau 70lb Royal Fiber Balsa, [the ‘Balsa’ has embeded natural speckling, that resembles handmade. it is not as smooth as the moleskine paper] some most excellent paper, the cover is Wausau’s Astrobright Eclipse black which is EXACTLY what the cahiers are made of. (I wish I could find the moleskine skin, I would sew me up some volants.) then I dug up a white pigment ink stamp pad and a really nifty new rubber stamp device from My Sentiment’s Exactly It’s a lucite block with clear plastic letterset that attach to it. So you can make custom stamps. They work out rather well, I am gonna look into more letter sets.
btw the pigment inks from either Colorbox® or Stazon® will adhere to anything including a REAL moleskine cover.