The weathered looking part is the journal cover it came with. I covered up an ugly flower with the first layer of designer paper. I sponged old olive ink on the designer paper and the naturals ivory paper to make it look more worn. Then I rolled the tips of the flower in old olive after first stamping it in cameo coral. Hope that answers your questions. :) I also brayered white grosgrain with old olive ink to make it match better. You can't really see the ribbon in the scan, but there is hemp, the brayered white, creme and cocoa.