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Thursday, August 18, 2011
JOURNALS, JOURNALS, JOURNALS!
I have become totally obsessed with making journals! I have tons of homemade journals but every time I come across a new binding technique my OCD goes into overdrive!
LK Ludwing - whose art I ADORE - has a wonderful class (Just 3 Journals) which teaches 3 binding techniques.
Yesterday I did the first one. It was fun to do but so easy it was really not challenging at all!!! Here it is:
This is the binding from the side. I was happy with the binding. Didn't like the "whiteness" of the paper. I also rounded all the corners on the pages to give it a more finished look.
This is the front.
Another front view.
The BEST thing about this type of binding is that the journal lays totally flat! After participating in numerous round robins where the books do NOT lay flat, I can really really appreciate this!
Now, last night I started another one where I addressed the things I wasn't happy about with the first one:
Since I didn't like the white paper - I covered the folded edges of the paper with this wonderful gold colored - tissue textured paper that I have no idea where I got.
This journal is to be used for an Asian round robin project so I wanted the paper to have an "Asian" flair. I also obviously wanted the covers to match with the paper I had used for the paper edging.
I used the same paper that I had used on the paper edging for the inside panel of the top and bottom covers. It looks really pretty with the edging.
Tonight I will try a different binding technique to put it together. We will see what happens!