As you know I am journal mad. I went inside this book for its pages but was seduced by the cover. I had to repair it and create a new journal.
|The cover was in two pieces,|
|with a hole!|
|Make her a new spine, from cereal box card.|
|Glue in place with Gel Medium.|
|Add calico spine for strength and durability.|
|Give the covers some new end papers. This is wrapping paper from Paper Chase.|
|Make some signatures from 12 x 12.|
|Stitch these onto a card board spine same size as the spine of old book.|
|I did this because I didn't want to put holes in the old spine.|
|Using double sided tape attach signatures to old book.|
|Thinking about closures now.|
Remember I cast some paper clay heads the other week? Well I finely got them painted
|Not the easiest of things to photograph.|
|They look better in real life. I shall have to work on my photography skills.|
|Six signatures, I set rivet in the spine for strength. These are little "spade" rivets.|
|Stitching the signatures in.|
|Using the big shoot I cut lots of coordinating papers, to make flaps and pockets.|
A link to Ephemera etc group http://joannemwilson.wordpress.com/
Don't for get this weekend is The Great Northern Paper Extravaganza. This takes place in Harrogate at the Yorkshire Exhibition Center, £5.00 on the door. Andrew and I are going..., can't wait. Hope to see you there.
If there are any "d" and "e" missing, I am sorry, but Corrin seems to have covered the lap top in peanut butter!