|this is a really fun little book; just wait, you'll see why!|
|it has fun fold out pages on the inside!|
|they flip up, and out, and down...|
|a mostly completed page spread in the flippy book|
|another mostly-completed page in the flippy book.|
these boots 'looked' like they 'needed' to go onto this page when I was making it; something about the colors and the patterns just makes me smile when I look at it!
Here is the other book we made:
|Taped cover journal|
|close-up of the tape layers- layering tape |
over tape gives a really cool effect.
|a view of the spine and the bookbinding stitch|
The spine is covered with painted / stamped canvas, which is always fun to do. You could even do this using book covers salvaged off a vintage or cast-off book. (I have a couple I'd like to use for this purpose, but I have a few already-made journals that need to be completed first, as you can see!) The bookbinding stitch is an interesting one that required two needles; it's sort of an 'interlocking chain' that turned out really neat. I always have problems sewing my books together, and this time was no exception- I think I tangled the threads together a few times, had to un-sew once or twice, and even broke a needle! But, it's always worth it in the end.
So, now that I have two new journals, I'm raring to go and finish filling them up! Except that neither of these is my next journal-- they will have to wait! I'll post about which journal I'm going to be working in next... :D