Saturday, October 10, 2015

52-Weeks of Book Binding, Journals and more...

Week #41

This weeks post is about the "Journal Cover" and not so much about the book.
I have been wanting to make a tall skinny journal, a clock journal and a Steampunk journal.  So, this time around, I created all three into one journal.

Front Cover
The book is 10-1/2" X 4", which takes care of the tall skinny part of the journal.  I added all sorts of gadgets and gears and a little of this and a little of that.  So, that took care of the Steampunk part of the journal.  I added a real working clock part to the front cover and that takes care of the clock part of the journal.  So with all of the above, I combined the three journals I wanted to make into one.
I cut two pieces of chipboard 10-1/2" X 4".  I painted the covers first with white gesso.  Using stencils I added textured pasted and then spritz different colors on top.  I added Diva Inka Silver and glued everything down with E-6000.  For the pages, I used Strathmore Tonal Gray paper, which worked well with the cover.

Back Cover
On the back cover, I added just a few embellishments.  I used the Codex binding technique to bind my pages to together and then glued the front and back pages to the covers.

There you have it.  Three journals in one!

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