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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2006 09:20:45 AM »

Thank you for the compliments.

Easy...easy to make.  Find picutres of  a butterfly you like. Print the picture on to cardstock(whatever color you desire)then cut them out.
Use the cut out for template to trace the pages to match the pattern of the wings on the cover and cut the pages out. I found it easier to use the small scissors instead of large ones.  I have a set of three scissors that are esp for small paper cutting.

I used a bone folder to crease the individual journal pages, then stacked them together open on top of one another, folded them all together and gave them another good burnishing with the bone folder.

Put the cover over the pages and once again  I used the bone folder on it, stab small holes in the spine of the journal.I used my soft doll sculpting needle to pierce the spine.  No particular number of holes. I punched according to the body size.

I used fuzzy knitting yarn for the spine b/c I thought it gave an appearance of legs and antenna. Threading this stuff was the hardest part really but FINALLY I got it threaded and then just went in and out of the holes I made ending at the top so I could cut it and it look like antennas.

These were really fun to make and you can make them in any size you want to.  You can also color in the cover with paint, markers, glitter or gel inks.  Can attach it to a beaded string for a necklace, or attach it to the end of a string for a book thong.

Don't worry if you are not exactly lined up with the page and cover.
I had this happen with one of them and I just went back and trimmed with my scissors.

Now that I think of it you could use this techinque and make gecko journals, flamingo journals.  All kind of images can be used. Huh, now I have filled my head with other possibilities and may have to experiment.  LOL
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2006 11:09:39 AM »

Thanks so much for the tutorial !!! They sound easy enough and the possibilities are endless!!

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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2006 12:43:56 PM »

Those really are gorgeous, but I'm confused as to how you bound them.  I can't see the bodies very well in the picture, and I'm a very visual person so I'm having a hard time understanding! Undecided  How did you thread them to get the antennae and legs?
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2006 02:37:50 AM »

bless you for putting this up. I just bought 2 butterfly stamps so I'll have to give it a go:)
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2006 05:53:22 AM »

i must say -- awesome idea (even if it did come from a magazine). you've inspired a new venue of book binding for me!! ha!
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2006 01:42:29 PM »

Those really are gorgeous, but I'm confused as to how you bound them.  I can't see the bodies very well in the picture, and I'm a very visual person so I'm having a hard time understanding! Undecided  How did you thread them to get the antennae and legs?

Just punch your holes along the spine and stitch in/out up/down the spine.  I used a stab stitch method but you can use any method you like really.

What gives them that realistic look is the type of string I used.
I has spikey thread coming off the original thread.
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2006 10:55:36 PM »


What gives them that realistic look is the type of string I used.
I has spikey thread coming off the original thread.


Oh!  Ha ha, okay.  Thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2006 09:22:10 AM »

Love' em. Thanks for the tut.
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« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2006 10:20:57 AM »

those are beautiful. i love butterflies!
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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2006 10:23:31 AM »

I adore butterflies. What a great idea! Yours look great.
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