After a few weeks of this thing being in pieces, I finally got it together. The cover is quite wild, with intentional texturing of a heretofore untried means...I like it! I realize the back is somewhat different than the front, but they came from the same stack. The main difference is that I rolled the back cover veneer through the pasta machine a few more times, thus creating a wider annular ring type appearance.
The inside is textured too, and this particular sheet was made by mixing translucent with a type of ink to produce the soapstone-like effect.