This is cute, but do.not.do.this if you have any prints of value or that you want to keep for any length of time or don't want to discolor. Paper in direct contact or in an enclosed container (like a framed mat) with untreated wood will darken, discolor, and stain from the wood. Some woods are slightly better than others but off-gassing will accelerate paper degradation and/or migration of soluble acids to the paper and you'll get dark grain patterns and acid burn on your print.
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If you are in NYC you can find wonderful dyed leather skins at Talas, a source for bookbinding leathers, or at the larger fabric wholesalers like Mood Fabrics. You'll want to look at all the different animals used for leather -- goat, sheep, cow, and pig hides are the most prevalent but you'll also find exotic leathers like ostrich, buffalo, you name it.
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I'm a paper conservator and get this question a lot from friends and since I recently went through the same thing when my parents moved I *totally* get it.
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