Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stab Bound?

There is an old saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.  Well bow wow y'all.  This old dog is still learning.  No not to roll over or beg  but more of the mixed media tricks.  Of course nearly every day we learn something or say why did I do that again?   Knowing that the last time whatever you did wasted time or messed up. 

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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Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what is going on in my world today. 

xoxoxoxoxo

14 comments:

  1. Wow this is so beautiful, its just so pretty and feminine!!! gorgeous, I love your blog header too pretty also lol the whole lot is pretty lol huggies June xxxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks June, will take huggies any time xox

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  2. Loving your book and its fab binding, would love to have a go at this. Of course the embellishments are gorgeous Annette, x

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    1. Oh Annette !!!! you can do it girl with all that you do, it will be a piece of cake. Thanks for liking it xxoo

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  3. So lovely, Annette. So wonderful that you're able to take the time to play. Bravo!

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    1. Yep Jane, play it is. Took me a while to feel good about playing but now, the life stuff gets put on hold.

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  4. Just beautiful have heard of this and it looks a bit easier than copic binding would that be right, anyway as usual u have outdone yourself

    hugz bev

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    1. Yes my down under friend, it is a lot easier than the copic binding. Go for it, you can do it. xo

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  5. It's gorgeous!
    Beautiful work:)
    Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

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    1. thanks Heidi and you have a great weekend and create and play to your heart's content.

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  6. I finally succeeded in commenting, tried several times. This book is so lovely , great texture and lovely romantic 'Annette style ' , love how you just get these awesome ideas :-) xox

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    1. Yea Jane, don't you just want to pull your hair out when the computer doesn't want to play like a good little trooper? Glad you like it and "my style" I am stepping high, I have a style. xoxoxox

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  7. wowzer, what a booklet ♥♥
    xx, Alessandra

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  8. Very beautiful Anette. The papers in it are also very nice. Thank you for you vist, to answer your question, felting is very easy and so much fun, on the web you find mant tutorial how to domit, so perhaps someday you like it too?? Greetings, Janine

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