I am making a sketchbook for the upcoming trip so I thought I would use hanji (Korean paper) as a front cover. Hanji is very delicate yet resilient if glued properly. And I thought a quiet abstract landscape painting would be a nice cover for the sketchbook. .
Here is more info about hanji (from Wikipedia):
"Korean paper or hanji (Korean: 한지/韓紙) is the name of traditional handmade paper from Korea. Hanji is made from the inner bark of Paper Mulberry, a tree native to Korea that grows well on its rocky mountainsides, known in Korean as dak. The formation aid crucial to making hanji is the mucilage that oozes from the roots of Hibiscus manihot. This substance helps suspend the individual fibers in water.