This is a really bad picture. It actually look quite nice. . .I promise. Here is the inside with the little portfolio. The book is dark black and the inside paper is black with shiny sparkely things- looks kind of like asphalt. It is made to hold 5 x 8 pages with 5 x 7 images, so it's quite small. There are posts so you can change the images.
Here is my portfolio that I redid for the Children's Literature Conference. I used a sponge and painted the outside of the clamshell box (it was ugly and stained). I made this portfolio back in my Junior year at BYU.
Here's the inside of the clamshell with the portfolio. This one is bigger- holds 8 1/2 x 12 pages with 8 1/2 x 11 images.
Here is a little close up of the "S" I painted on the front. I looked at illuminated manuscript letters for my inspiration. I used gold paint which looks like gold leafing. I mainly did this to cover up an old ugly logo I had on there from my college days. Recycle and reuse! Letter "S" illustration ©2008 Shawna JC Tenney.