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1  red butterfly book (coptic binding) a bit image-heavy in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by catontheroof on: July 03, 2007 09:19:20 AM
Hello! First official post, though been lurking around for a long time.

I love book binding, it's addictive! I've been making books for a while now, various sizes and different functions. This one is the newest one (and probably my fave so far).

Size: 15 x 15.5 cm
Cover: a thick board (that I don't know the name of) covered with gift-wrap paper, sprayed paint clear (I love that it gives a glossy look. Also makes the surface more water-resistant and durable... which is a great point since I tend to just throw it anywhere, possibly wet, tea-stained table top being one of them)
Inside pages: brown craft paper (called samson where I live, or whatever you might call them), approx. 180 pages, plus red paper as dividers

more pics...

inside pages...

back pocket

hope you like! Grin
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2  Re: *PICS* pirate handmade journal/diary! "whole-page bookbinding" TUTORIAL ADDE in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by catontheroof on: June 14, 2006 03:20:08 AM
I've finished a book using this tutorial... It's very helpfull (thanks for putting it up!)
I really like your book, so I tried making mine... Though it's a bit hard to get the pages glued right! Wink

I really like it, it looks good when closed, but the problem...

The pages won't lay flat so it's a bit hard to write on them.
I do a lot of drawing. I like the pages to lay flat so I could draw across them. It'd be more convenient that way Smiley

Is this how it's supposed to be or have I done something wrong? Thanks Smiley
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3  Re: a sketchbook for my boyfriend in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by catontheroof on: September 02, 2005 04:31:32 AM

I'm thinking of adding some sort of cover/bag for carrying-protection, since he's a solider, and a very messy one.. just haven't thought through this idea enough. If you have any suggestions I'd be thrilled to hear..

How about making a small bag from fabric? Whether it's zipper-up, velcro, or something that you can pull to close (sorry my English.... but just to make it clear of what I mean, I just have to steal this image from internet-middle-of-nowhere Tongue:  
It's pretty simple and not that difficult to sew. (I think.)
But since that you mention he's a soldier... you probably want to make it from something waterproof. Just in case....
I dunno, or you could just use zip-up plastic bag? Less-romantic but...oh well... dont mind me, it's a silly idea.  Tongue
Or, if you want, some plastic can be sewn....

Just some ideas though... I'm sorry I cant offer much help.

Btw love the book so much. Smiley
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