Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tutorial - How to make a journal from a book



I found the book to make this journal from my local thrift shop. The covers measure 5-3/4" wide by 8-1/2" high with a 2-1/4" thick spine.  You can use any size book, just adjust the number of signatures or pages as needed.

The paper stack I used for this project is titled "Storyteller" by Linda Wood and I purchased it from Michaels. I picked up a sketch book from a dollar store that contains 60 lb acid free paper and used that for my journaling pages, and also for coffee staining. My dollar store also stocks bamboo cord which is perfect for binding the pages.

You can see a process video for coffee staining paper by Lori (Just A Girl From The Bay) on YouTube at https://youtu.be/dJlg-OWUtrI.


  

Below are the supplies I used to make this journal.
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Hot glue gun, white glue, two-sided tape
  • Thrift shop book
  • Medium to heavy woven fabric for the spine (denim from an old pair of jeans should work too!)
  • Cardstock, scrapbook paper, white and coffee stained papers for journaling
  • Eyelets, hole punch
  • Seam binding for the closure
  • Doilies, clear sheet protectors
  • Ribbon ends, beads, safety pin, charms, chain for making and embellishing tabs
  • Large needle and twine to stitch pages
... and here are links to my two-part tutorial for making this journal:

Tutorial Part 1 - https://youtu.be/m89iIOgZWgw

Tutorial Part 2 - https://youtu.be/FhnsXKNtKNo

Process video for coffee staining paper by Lori (Just A Girl From The Bay) on YouTube at https://youtu.be/dJlg-OWUtrI.