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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2017 07:20:22 PM »

I love this, what a great idea! I don't think I have the dedication for every day but I think this gives me ideas to mix things up in my regular journal.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2017 07:04:07 AM »

That's such a nice project Smiley

I know it's a bit late for this one, but I have a tip for the spacing and collages:
When I'm binding a book that will get a lot of stuff glued into, I "cheat" by making spacers out of thick paper or very thin cardboard:
I just get strips of the thick paper that are about 1 centimetre, or half an inch or something - and wrap them around the signatures. Then sew the signatures as you usually would. So each signature will have it's own small spacer paper layer that accomodates for the collage materials.

Just binding a book very loose never really works as it will get all floppy and tear apart because a loose sewn binding is not very stable.

Have fun creating your journal!
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2017 07:25:14 AM »

Erdbeerblau I would find it helpful to see pictures if you have time to show what you mean. I'm trying to imagine what that looks like but I haven't got a lot of experience book binding so I'm a bit confused...
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2017 09:07:13 AM »

Erdbeerblau I would find it helpful to see pictures if you have time to show what you mean. I'm trying to imagine what that looks like but I haven't got a lot of experience book binding so I'm a bit confused...


Alright I don't have a book to show you right now, but I tried to make a quick sketch. (blue is the spacer, green the regular paper)

Basically you can insert as many spacer layers as you need, I guess it needs a bit of experimenting to see what works best. I have made a few books using a spacer around every other signature, and what works fine too.

I hope this makes it a bit more clear? Smiley


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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017 12:32:36 PM »

This is fantastic!! I can't wait to see some more finished pages
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2017 12:53:47 PM »

I hope this makes it a bit more clear?

Yes it does, thanks!
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2017 05:28:05 PM »

It's quite lovely - -I love the ticking cover!

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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2017 01:33:03 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2017 10:18:02 AM »

Thanks, Racky! How did I miss that among the Featured Projects thumbnails?

And extra thanks, erdbeerblau, for the spacer idea and especially the diagram. I realized I'd misunderstood what you meant too, and this is a brilliant idea. I'll definitely do this next time. You're quite right about loose binding - it's okay once most of the pages have been thickened, but until then they're too fragile. This solves the problem beautifully - you could do a thin spacer between every page if necessary, and it would be almost completely invisible. I think it would probably help the pages lie flat, too.

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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2017 04:37:37 PM »

Glad I could help, and sorry if the first attempt of an explanation was more confusing than anything else.

I'd love to see the results if/when one of you actually ends up doing a journal this way Smiley

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