Now bookbinding is certainly a trip I do believe. I did not realize there were so many forms of it and so many ideas about them. I did a little mini book in Zinnia's Artful Gathering last year and will hunt the photos of it, and I have just made some squash books. No not the little yellow vegetable you eat, fun though that is what I thought when I first saw the word. Those are both little treasures, pics a coming. I file them on the computer and it is almost as bad a a shoebox we use to use to store pictures. They are on the computer and it is truly a hide and seek game looking for them. Oh but I won't tell you about that.
This one is a sewn book with signatures, not the kind you write but sew in. I didn't have any chipboard for the front and back so I just cut up the watercolor backing of that pad. There are no backs anymore on any paper pads in our house. They are now recycled pretties and they weren't even finished with the job they were doing. I guess they were jumping ahead of their time weren't they?
The only bad thing about this journal it is one I am working out of now and I am afraid I will mess the front and back up so it now proudly wears a little coat of plastic to protect it. I do hope it isn't the same as the plastic covered furniture people use to do when they didn't want anyone to mess their living room furniture up.
Here is the front of my first type of journal like this. Just kind of glued and played to my little hearts content.
This is the spine of the journal with ribbon and some pearls and crystals. I do have to admit they are not real though, the pearls and crystals. This was certainly a learning experience and I though hey I can do this and was fun. That is the most important thing I think.
Well that is my exploring today. Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today. xox