Friday, August 27, 2010

India Journal Completion

OK, Here are my cover boards for the India journal (see below/earlier blog entries for the beginnings of this journal if you are just tuning in). They have gel medium on them and are ready for the screening just above them there. This will make very durable hinges in the cover. Now, with the screening glued in I attached them to my painted paper grocery bag and flipped it over for you to see.
That all dried under a stack of magazines for a while today, then I cut it to size and folded and glued the edges over.

Below you see the paper signatures ready to bind into the cover ... but wait ...
See how the gluing didn't work so well? Pondering the situation I came up with a repeat cut border in metal tape to cover the errent edges and make them stick - but in a pretty way.
Here is the cut. You will see it set in a few photos down ...
Here I am punching the holes into the signatures according to a template carefully measured to fit the spine board.
There is the metal tape border. I like how it turned out. And here I am punching the spine board according to the same template. (Sooo much easier with an awl. I have always used tapestry needles and a thimble. Ouch.)
The beginning of the binding ...
And the mostly completed book. I still have to attach the closure bead which must be somewhere in my stash at home. Somewhere.
The journal open. See the envelope on the front inside cover? That is for whatnots. (You can see it better up above.)
I like this binding a lot. I am very pleased. :)
So here is your enticement: Come to Sunne Spot and I will walk you through the binding and give you a sketch of the stitching pattern.
Now what magic thing will I have fill these pages?
Good night! Thanks for wandering through this with me.

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