Friday, August 12, 2005

I got busy this morning and finished my collaborative journal. I was going to take pictures of the process, but I got so into making it that I forgot. I used Daydreaming on Paper's instructions for stitching. The actual stitching went really quickly. I should have done it a bit tighter in spots, but for a first attempt I'm pleased with it. Posted by Picasa


Julie said...

I love your journal. Using found paper is a great idea. When I make journals, I usually use a colored thread. I think it adds a nice touch to a handmade book. Afterall you don't want it to look like it was made in a factory, right? I have found some great paper that I want to use for a cover...but your idea of using a book cover from a book is something I had never thought of. I might have to try that on my next one.
Thanks for sharing your ideas.

scaredymama said...

Dawn, this is wonderful! Can't wait to see entries from this cool journal show up on your blog. Instant backgrounds!!

annie said...

Hi Dawn-- I really like the way this turned out. I have been looking at used books at the library and thinking about trying my hand at doing this, so I am glad to see your results.

pedalpower said...

I think this is a great idea. I deal in antiques and vintage stuff and I have a lot of books with awesome covers, but the insides are in bad shape...this could be a great way to use them! Your book turned out really nice!