Progress: with a damp paper towel I evenly wet the leather adding a little extra at the corners. Now it is under a book for a few hours. Next up some leather conditioner for the outside to give it a richer color and protect the leather.
Progress: I picked up my prints from the talented printer Tony Bonanno and am now working on my template for the leather holder. I first make a form out of cardboard the represents the stack of photos, then use a sheet of paper to make the template.