About two years ago I started using a Domino Pocket in Chocolate. It was professional, sensible and did the job. But after using her for a few weeks, something was missing. Colour, pattern, personalisation.
I was glad I bought a Domino as they are excellent to customise. I purchased some good quality rub ons from Basic Grey and set about making the Domino a little prettier. The smooth cover means it’s brilliant for customisation.
The rub ons I used are from the Pyrus collection. I was torn between vintage style and natural, but went for natural as I thought it was more ‘me’. I’ve also got the same pocket Domino in lavender (I think? It’s lilac), neither of the pockets I use anymore as I find them too small. I may find a use for them one day but they’ve been unused for a year so not holding my breath! If anyone would like to buy them please let me know.
Just thought I’d share this little customisation technique with you. I’ve also tried stamping and embossing on what I think was a metropol, this was the second Filofax I ever owned and I got very bored of the bright pink very quickly!
I just inked a large rose motif stamp with permanent ink and used black embossing powder, then used a heat gun to seal it. You have to make sure it dries properly though and be very thorough heating it. Sounds very risky using a heat gun on plastic-y leather-y stuff but it works!