I've always been interested in trying book binding and finally took the leap with this project! I was inspired by this tutorial and my awesome IYP swap partner.
This required a whole stack of grocery bags which I've been hoarding under the sink for months! To reduce the folds and get the crinkled look, I soaked the cut pages in water, squeezed them into a ball and then hung them to dry outside. Once dry, I ironed them flat before folding them into the book signatures.
There are a lot of pages that are plain and can be used for writing or art journaling or scrapbooking or whatever! But I like the pages that have little tattoos that show where they came from .
Coptic stitch was new to me. I was a bit messy in my execution of it but I think it ended up fitting the sloppy look of the journal so let's just say I meant it to be that way .
I embellished the cover with cheese cloth, buttons and linen that I stamped with simple carved house stamps I made a while back.
I had so much making this and I'm filled with other sloppy book ideas!!