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Topic: US Journal Ring - This baby is DONE!  (Read 22228 times)
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« Reply #370 on: April 24, 2007 07:03:09 AM »

Can you send it to me overnight, so I can confirm that? Cheesy

Uh, no...sorry. It'll get there in a couple of days, don't worry.
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« Reply #371 on: April 24, 2007 07:30:00 AM »

Can you send it to me overnight, so I can confirm that? Cheesy

Uh, no...sorry. It'll get there in a couple of days, don't worry.

I can confirm it for you...its pretty dang nice!
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« Reply #372 on: April 24, 2007 12:43:08 PM »

Can you send it to me overnight, so I can confirm that? Cheesy
Uh, no...sorry. It'll get there in a couple of days, don't worry.


Maybe you can send it to *me* over night, then I'll send it  to Stifflersmom for you.  Smiley

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« Reply #373 on: April 26, 2007 08:13:50 AM »

hehe. I got it today! It's gorgeous!
I love the technique you used for your covers. You'll have to share. Cheesy

BTW, your note gave me the perfect direction to go in. You may be the first one to get your journal back.
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« Reply #374 on: April 26, 2007 08:21:51 AM »

BTW, your note gave me the perfect direction to go in. You may be the first one to get your journal back.

Whoa.  That would be amazing.

The cover was a huge amount of work, and it ended up nothing like I anticipated.  I was really pleased with it though.  I started with this collage, for which I intentionally used neutral, brown, and pink papers that seemed warm (and a letter from my accountant, which amused me hugely).  I was also careful to use texts in languages that use letters (like Greek, Hebrew, English, Russian, etc.) and to not use texts that use ideograms (like Chinese) since the theme was letters and numbers.  I also sprinkled in a lot of printed and handwritten numbers.


Well, that's one of the two covers, but the other one was just like it.  Then I painted that brown, sanded it and coated it with gel medium.  Then red, sanded, gel medium.  Then blue, sanded, gel medium.  And so on, I don't remember how many coats, alternating cool and warm colors.  Ultimately the whole collage disappeared, except for the word "canceled" on the front, which I thought was really cool (because it was like the rest of the collage got canceled).  Then I coated it with future floor wax so that it would be glossy (and not sticky).  I was really pleased with the depth it had when it was done.  It had a white spiral ring binding, which didn't look right, so I removed that.  I'll take it to Kinko's when I get it back and get a black spiral ring binding put on -- assuming you all haven't done anything to prevent that!  If you have, I'll just leave the binder rings on it, and maybe add a bunch more so that it's all ringy and kinda' industrial.
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« Reply #375 on: April 26, 2007 08:27:15 AM »

Wow, Kat! I never would have guessed that's what was under the beautiful colors!
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« Reply #376 on: April 26, 2007 08:27:33 AM »

I would never have guessed all that was up under there!  Cheesy

So far, it looks like you could get it rebound. Who knows what evil plan stiffly has, though.
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« Reply #377 on: April 26, 2007 08:36:36 AM »

Buahahahahahaha!
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« Reply #378 on: April 26, 2007 10:14:49 AM »

Wow, Katxena! Thanks for sharing that explanation. Your cover is great -- I never would have guessed that collage was hiding under there (I loved the "canceled" showing through on the front).

I'm so giddy that the next mailing... sends the book back to its original owner! I guess that sounds stupid, but I've been passing stuff on to amaryllisroze for months now... it's fun to finally say, "And here's YOURS!"

Of course, I'm out of town this coming weekend, so I'm not making any promises, but you might just get this one early, amaryllisroze. Maybe. Wink
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« Reply #379 on: April 26, 2007 10:16:55 AM »

Wow, Katxena! Thanks for sharing that explanation. Your cover is great -- I never would have guessed that collage was hiding under there (I loved the "canceled" showing through on the front).

I'm so giddy that the next mailing... sends the book back to its original owner! I guess that sounds stupid, but I've been passing stuff on to amaryllisroze for months now... it's fun to finally say, "And here's YOURS!"

Of course, I'm out of town this coming weekend, so I'm not making any promises, but you might just get this one early, amaryllisroze. Maybe. Wink

Don't tease me!

I have a feeling it will take me until the very last second to get Racky's out the door to her!
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