Sunday, January 27, 2008

Heart journal with binding done

I binded (bound) my copy last night. I always experiment on my copy until I get it the way I like it. It is a simple binding with eyelets and strips of fabric.

I made a cardstock template. I did 1/2" in from the edges and 1" intervals in the middle. I used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes and to set the 3/16th eyelets. I used strips of fabric and fiber to go across a row of eyelets and all the pages. I did not knot them until the end. I opened up the journal and made sure I could easily open the journal up to various pages without the pages being too tightly or loosely bound. I then knotted the fabric strips and trimmed them.
I cannot post the all the pages of the journal here since it is not all my artwork. If you are a member of Mixed Media Art, then you can see it in the photo section under heart journal swap. If you want to join, then the link is
This has really been one of the best swaps that I have ever hosted. The pages turned out great. Everyone had such a different interpretation and different color palette. There is a similar swap right now that is still open until 1/31. It is the Mixed Media journal page swap. 4x6" - you need to have metal, fabric, and paper somewhere on each page. Theme is up to you. It is a 6 for 5 swap since one journal will be submitted to Cloth Paper Scissors. You will get 5 different pages back. Complete details in Mixed Media Art.

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