Thursday, May 30, 2013

a little bit of book binding!

After my Inspiration Tuesday Post on hand bound journals, I got the itch...and itch to make my own! So I gathered up some supplies, started folding signatures filled with card stock, scrapbook papers, old papers I'd been hoarding of johns old engineering homework, and some mixed media paper to filled out the book. Some Canvas boards some bookbinding thread and some upholstery fabric for my tabs!
I did and exposed spine look for this art journal, and used lots of collage materials to make my covers, some of these are collage sheets from Mermaid Circus, some old wallpaper, scrapbook paper and some coloured copies of my art work, little washi tape and I'm done!
I even added one of my little Moo business cards to the front cover with my Details on the front! I loved making this so much, I bought the supplies to make a couple more! I also promised my sister a sketchbook before she arrives for my engagement party!

in my other art journal, one that Im reluctant to keep working in because I know I have this beauty ready to be used! I worked on some mermaid circus homework.

on Friday, I have a post about the evolution of my journals, to see where I came where my journals are today...for people that get clouded vision about your journals having to look like master pieces! I assure will be shocked at my first journals!

Hope you have a fantastic Thursday!
xx Courtney


  1. Yum yum yum! I so want to learn how to make my own journals. Do you have any instructions? Anywhere?

    PS.......Love that MermaidCircus girl.....and I have that very same watercolour set! xoxo

  2. I know exactly what you mean! I have a new journal sitting on my shelf just calling out to me!

  3. Fabulous!
    Same question as Kat !!!

    1. Hi Gill,
      I did a class called Fulltilt boogie by mary ann moss over here it was a fantastic course an well worth the money
      have a great day
      x Courtney


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