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Roxsun40
« on: December 29, 2009 07:59:20 PM »


This is my first time posting one of my projects, so feedback would be appreciated.

I made this gold journal for my Nannies b-day, hope she loves it!

The paper on the inside is computer paper and has a ink pen stamp on every page. I made the stamp out of a potato. (making a potato stamp was just as fun and making the journal) I then took a old crayon and made a ink mark coming out of the ink pen. The hard part of the cover is made from cardboard I found. I covered the journal with some material I found a scrap store and then put a gold metal object on the front I found at the scrap store to.







I had a fun time making this journal and I am already planning on making more!!

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009 10:18:29 AM »

It looks very nice.  How is it bound? 
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009 05:53:33 AM »

I sewed the paper together with dental floss at four places. It took a little bit but it was worth it. Then I glued the edge where I sewed the pages together and put wax paper on it (so the wax paper was glued to the pages). Then I glued the wax paper with one page of paper between the cover and inside detail cover page.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009 06:41:34 AM »

So what does the wax paper do?  Is it for flexibility? 

I like the idea of using dental floss.  When I made my journal, I used hemp, and it was a bit heavy.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009 10:07:42 AM »

I'm not 100% sure what the wax paper is for. I assume it is to help keep the pages bound to the cover. If I only glued a page of the writing paper down it would be more likely to tear out.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009 11:27:40 AM »

Well, I'm going to try your technique and see how I like it.

Thanks for the post.  Your journal is awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010 09:39:01 AM »

Thank you very much! Let me know how it goes.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010 09:05:36 AM »

That is beautiful! I'm sure your nanny was proud to write in it.  Smiley
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