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« on: June 05, 2011 03:14:57 PM »

Dear Journal-holics...

When you are creating a journal using a Coptic Stitch Exposed Spine binding method don't forget it's your chance to create interest on the spine. Who wants boring and bland spines if you are making a blank white journal to work in....right?

Here is the the quick and easy way I do it:

I cut colorful decorative papers the same length of my signatures and make them anywhere from 2 inches to 2.5 inches wide. I fold them in half and then put them 'around' my signature before sewing in. This creates not only a interesting spine, but it also separates the signatures within the journal in a fun way! Easy peasy!!

Take a look at the photos to see what I mean. It's also a great way to use those scraps of decorative paper that seem to accumulate!

Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask me!

peace & love,

« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011 04:30:59 PM »

I really like this!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011 05:37:16 PM »

Such an easy/simple thing to do, but you are right...what a wonderful touch!
Well done...and thanks for sharing your technique!  I will definitely be trying this.  Awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011 11:53:01 AM »

macedwarf and enakitty - thanks so much! Often times the simple touches make a huge impact in our art and crafting! Smiley

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