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« on: November 02, 2013 10:17:14 PM »

This is my first paper Journal project and now I'm hooked.  Grin I made this for a swap I was in this fall.  




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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013 10:47:21 PM »

You did a fine job! I can't tell, but did you bind with the coptic stitch? Those are lots of fun, and fairly easy once you get the feel for binding the "signatures", as the grouping of pages are called. Google "coptic stitch tutorial", and there are many different items and suggestions that pop up. For members here who are scratching their heads, and wondering what I am talking about.  Grin

I really have to do some more of these. I have a journal book that I created, somewhat similar, but I also included Journal Prompts in mine, as it is designed to be somewhat of a diary, sort of thing. With questions at the top for things like, "How would you change the world to make it better?", and, "Describe your favorite toy. Why do you like it best?" I used recycled papers of all types in mine. Maps, grid, looseleaf, background from book pages, early learn to write (blue dash print)...anything goes. I even included some black gel pen pages.

It turned out super cool, and I taught myself a new craft using the tutorials. I used "cat gut thread" to bind mine. It is waxy, and easy to thread needle, and easy to keep tension correct without marring the pages. Just FYI.

I like your book. For all those crazy people here who collect potions, and really dig this type of stuff. Your selection of paper materials really seems to "go" with the theme. I like your tongue depressor bookmark, too! Cute idea!!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013 11:52:15 PM »

Stillatthetop thanks for sharing the info, but I didn't do any of that. I just did what I always do, paper, needle and thread, card stock, nothing fancy. Same way my granny use to do when she was alive. Only I don't make handmade paper like my granny, I have my own method for that too. I started blinding when I got into Zine/pocket manga making in middle school. Since winter break is coming up I might post some handmade paper sheets.  Smiley
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