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« on: July 15, 2005 09:21:39 PM »

My first real book! I was inspired by the sewn journal tutorial to make my own with corduroy, but I didn't feel like battling with my sewing machine, so I used glue instead, and I'm SO happy for it. I know that my sewn lines would have been crooked, so the clean look glue gave me made me rather happy. (: All comments are appreciated. I think I might attempt to sell some of these--do you think they'd sell? If so, how much?

8.5in x 5.5in x 1in -- It looks black, but it's a hunter green.

200 sheets of acid-free textured paper in blue, green, ivory, grey, and tan

With a bookmark!

Close-up of dino and bookmark

Button closure

EDIT: I made another journal last night. (: This one is a peach corduroy with a light purple bunny cut-out. It is also coptic bound with about 120 pages of acid free parchment paper in natural, gold, and tan. Same size as the dino book, but I used a thicker cardboard for the covers and spine. It also has a beaded bookmark and wrap around button&ribbon closure. Enjoy!

Front view, standing up:

Front view with button&ribbon closure:

Close-up of button and bunny:

Inside cover with bookmark:

Side view of pages:

Top view of binding and pages:
« Last Edit: July 16, 2005 02:47:39 PM by fadeawaydream » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2005 09:31:44 AM »

I love your journal - so stylish. What glue did you use? Did it wrinkle up at all. Did you bind in with glue as  well?

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2005 10:40:26 AM »

Ah, glue. I used all-purpose tacky glue on my first bound book and found it worked very well on the spine but bunched the fabric a bit. So, I bought multi-purpose cement the next day to use on this book--it bound the fabric to the cardboard wonderfully--no bunching!--but it did not bind the spine at all. I finally learned to use tacky glue only for my paper to paper needs and multi-purpose cement for fabric to paper--this seems to work the best for me. I can flip through the pages without worrying about breaking the spine and the fabric is nice and smooth. (:

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2005 01:26:52 PM »

Very pro!

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2005 12:13:44 AM »

I love the dino, very cute!

« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2005 01:13:44 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005 06:52:07 AM »

These are so fun.  I think you could sell them, though I can't really offer any advice on price.

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2005 12:59:54 PM »

Both are very good but i have to say i love the dinosaur one especially  Grin

« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2005 10:24:11 PM »

They are both very cute!

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