wow this is awesome! i've done similar designs but i didn't know there was a name for them.. O_o;; heheh anyways! i was just wondering where you buy brown pens? i've looked *EVERYWHERE* for them but i can't find any!
I know exactly what you mean. This one i have has a handmade paper cover which is lacy and even sewn with a gorgeous gold pattern, almost too good to use, but i decided, whats the use in it if it remains empty? like a candle you never burn. I cant rob it of it's main purpose in life, so i thought of a theme and decided to fill the book with mehndi, mainly drawn in brown, so it becomes a kinda art book!
and, i have to say, it's a pleasure to work on handmade paper, and the results... well you can see for yourself!!