The small binder I use for my ICAD's (index card a day) is plain old black. I decided to spruce it up a bit, using crackle, hot glue, masking tape, and lots of spray paint. Oh yes, also lots of beads, and Inka Gold rubbed over the high spots.
The centre bronze square is Lumiere painted leather. The centre tile is a counter sample, with a stamped leaf in layers of UTEE.
This was a truly fun project!