The post for Week 29 comes late. I have an excuse though. I've been a bit under the weather the last few days, so have been slow moving, but as you can see, I did get it done.
With summer here, vacations are being taken, whether far or near. Some of us like to take a journal along for the ride, to write about our adventures. We sometimes take along a map to keep us from getting lost. So, for this week's post I made a "Map Book".
I found an old map at the local library and the pages were folded to just the right size that I wanted for my book pages and cover. I like the title of this map, "The Pathfinders".
Supplies: old map, drawing paper, and heavy cardboard.
I cut up the map to fit my cover and pages. I covered the cardboard with sections of the map I found interesting, and then glued the other sections of the map to the front of my signatures.
I added two extra signatures to the front and back; plain white drawing paper and craft paper with an extended flap for pockets and then bound the book
I wanted an open spine for the book.
I glued the right side of the craft paper to the front of the white drawing paper and the left side to the inside of the front cover. I repeated this for the back of the book.
Here you can see the pocket I added to store little odds and ends and even a map of my travels.
|back of book|
Now I have a journal to take along with me where I can write about my travels and little storage compartments to fill with things I find along the way.