|This is a Gelli print that I taped together with another print using Washi tape.|
I stapled a cute little tag to the top.
I added some embellishments to this one.
I wanted some of the pages to fold out.
This is a Gelli print that I folded over and used a decorative edge punch to embelish the fold-out edge. .
I saved (hoarded) some fun, artsy calendars from previous years and decided they were perfect for this project.
Signatures ready for sewing together
In case you are wondering what on earth a signature is, according to Webster's online dictionary, it is "one unit of a book comprising a group of printed sheets that are folded and stitched together."
I'm using papers that I already have, so my desk is getting cleaned off! That's why they are called Junque Journals, because you gather all the leftovers and don't think about the order. I am using four pages folded in half for my signatures and I will sew together 5 signatures. Incidentally, you can use many different methods to bind your Junque Journal. Click HERE to see a video of my preferred book binding method. It's much easier to use rings or a spiral binding machine and not fold the pages, but there will be a gap between the pages. I prefer the sewn binding because it is very secure and there is no gap when I open the journal and I have a larger space to work.
I can't say enough about Julie's classes and her teaching style. She is so thorough and detailed in her sharing of information and includes many tips that help with other projects. For example, she shows an easy way to thread a needle that I never thought of before. Please consider taking one of her many classes. Click HERE to access her available classes.
Stay tuned for another post in the next few weeks showing the covers and my completed Junque Journals! Thanks for visiting today and leave your comments below!
Now, go make something!!