Here we are, second week of 52-Weeks of Book Binding, Art Journals and More...
For this weeks post, I decided on another simple booklet.
I started with Tan Cardstock for my cover and Strathmore's Tone Tan paper for my signatures
(about 7 sheets).
I cut the tan paper to fit inside the cover (8.5" X 11").
I folded he cardstock in half, creating the cover for my booklet, and folded each sheet in half. I used a bone folder to crease all the papers and the cover. I marked both the cover and the first folded paper with a "T", so when I sew papers and cover together, everything will line up.
With a pencil, I made a mark 1" from the top and bottom and in the center.
I nestled he papers together and added the cover.
Using a large eye needled I sewed the papers and cover together.
I drew a grid on the front cover, to do a design similar to the one I posted on March 1, 2014 .
That one was more free form. This one will be more geometric.
Here is the finished booklet.
I added Washi tape to the fold and rounded the corners of the cover and inside papers.
(NOTE: If you going to round the corners, it's easier to do before you bind the book. ASK ME HOW I KNOW ;-)