Japanese Stab Binding a journal. I have seen this and even in the Professional Photographer Magazines some are offering this as a "special" way to bind their books. Well people on you tube there it is. Milliande Art Community for Women has a group called Hinges. This was the prompt to do one of these journals.
I was at Michaels the other day and found these chipboard thingies and with scallops on them I think like 5 or 6 to a package, they were calling to me---Annette we need to be rescued out of this bin. So I swept them up and they became a journal book. Well two of them did.
Here is the front finished. Of course I had to add a few pretties to it. The doily we got at the DAV, my goodness they have treasures there. AND I have finally gotten the gentleman who works there to lighten up and joke a little. It was a job but after several visits there he is a cut up guy in my book.
The back of the book and you can see the Japanese binding a little better, I got kind of carried away with the extra goodies on the end and front of it. Of course added lace to the edge to show off the scallops.
The inside cover pages, some very textured paper I had to cover the inside of the book and for a fly leaf or whatever they call them and I also did this on the back also. I just love the texture on these pages with the little leaves and flowers in them.
These little books are getting habit forming, I have enough crochet items to cover a bunch of them, think I am letting loose and getting after the creating of journals. They are fun to make and decorate.
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