Yay! I finished my second Diamond Stitched Art Journal of the year. I am really digging this binding (I used pink book binding thread of course). I like gluing the cover together, I like sewing in the signatures, and I love using this kind of art journal. Love it!
I really think that making my own personal Art Journals is awesome. They couldn’t be more custom made!
For the cover I choose a white oil cloth fabric, decorated with orange neon colored stars. Yup, I did. Saw it at the fabric store, had to have it – and have already used a small part of it for this cover. I think you’ll have to agree with me that it’s delicious, right? Neon, still digging it.
And as previously demonstrated brown paper bags makes perfect journal pages, in combination with lots of white watercolor paper waiting for layers and layers of paint or course. Not sure if I will add anything to the printed paper bag pages, but maybe I will write around the edges…
I love making my own awesome books. This time I used a hole punch for the spine holes, instead of piercing the spine with a needle. I got a much neater look, and I like that.
I am never going to become a professional book binder, but a few years of practice does help I guess. This is by far my favorite spine.