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« on: March 19, 2004 10:36:56 AM »

well, back in about 6th or 7th grade I got the bright idea of hacking apart an old hardcover book from a rummage sale and gluing new pages in to make a journal.  hence began my most precious, most loved journal ever.

here are the steps I took to make it (as best as I can remember):

- cut the pages out of the old book.  most hardcovers have a spine that the pages aren't actually connected to, and some webbing stuff that's holding the pages together and connected to the front and back covers.  cut the webbing down the book just inside each cover.

- cut new pages to go in the book.  make sure they're the same size and thickness as the pages you took out.

- get two small pieces of toule and place them on top of each other.  they should each be at least the size of the book cover layed open flat.

- get some small clamps or binder clips and stack the pages, clipping them so that they are very tight together.  this step is important!

- take elmer's wood glue or a simular (you want thick glue - I actually used about a third tacky glue and about two thirds wood glue) and spread it along the side of the stack of pages.  place the two peices of toule over it in the middle.  let dry completely.

- now you have basically the same thing as you just took out, but blank!  trim down the toule if needed.  it should be the size of the covers.  cut two pieces of nice paper to put inside the inside covers.

- spread glue over the inside covers, place the pages and toule inside, and place the pretty paper on top of the toule on the inside covers.  (you can put glue on the spine, too, if it's a cloth spine since it'll bend, but don't if it's a paper spine!  it won't open well.)  before the glue dries, make sure the book will close!

- enjoy your new journal and decorate!  Cheesy

this same technique would also work in making your own journals with covers from scratch, if you're not as lazy as I am.  Wink

(I have pics, but they don't really show you anything about how to make it.  but I'll post them if anyone wants a look.)
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2004 06:14:41 PM »

i'd love to see the pics just to get an idea of what they look like. it sounds like a cool idea!
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2004 12:33:45 PM »

opps...  my bad.  apparently I don't have them on my computer, so they must be on my home computer.  (I'm at college)  I'll post them the next time I go home!
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2004 09:08:57 AM »

wait, what's toule?
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2004 10:36:26 AM »

toule (I might have spelled it wrong...) is basically the cheap net stuff that can be seen in most dance costumes and scary music videos from the 80's, lol.   Wink

here's a picture of it in another post.  it's the stuff behind the flowers...
http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=78;action=display;threadid=3517;start=msg33530#msg33530
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2004 09:33:47 PM »

wait, what's toule?

Heya
Tulle is like retro netting stuff, i think it's actually spelt tulle, at least dat's how it's spelt here in New Zealand lol
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