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Topic: Travel Journal out of a recycled book {pic heavy}  (Read 2276 times)
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« on: July 18, 2008 02:05:15 PM »

I have been making a lot of books and such lately, mostly out of recycled materials, and I was especially pleased with this one, so I thought I would share it. It was a custom order for a gal who is traveling to India this fall and Rikki Tikki Tavi is her favorite childhood book (about India, no less) so I made it out of that book and used the illustrations throughout. I even added in a back pocket for her to keep memorabilia. I hope she likes it!

Here is the front cover:

And next to a soda can for size comparison:

The spine- I used the coptic binding method:

The first page-

A random page from the middle of the book-

And the back cover-


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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008 02:18:53 PM »

 Grin This is awesome! I, too, loved Rikki Tikki Tavi as a kid - there's even an animated movie........somewh ere....

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008 02:32:27 PM »

This is a really great idea.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008 05:47:15 PM »

Thats cool!!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008 06:22:48 PM »

That looks fantastic!

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008 08:38:58 AM »

Hi, very pretty travel journal RagnarIdnar!!!
Loved the way you folded the inside paper forward the cover, it help protect and add a great look. Will try this in my next journal Smiley
Please excuse my bad English, no my first (or second, or third...) language  Grin
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008 01:45:15 PM »

I bet she'll love it!  The binding is great and the colors are very appropriate for India.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008 11:01:05 PM »

i loved that story.
and love that journal  Roll Eyes
i should learn book binding
i need to make one!
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