Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The front cover evolved as I worked. The title banner was cut from a "Trader Joe's" mailer and customized with rubber stamping. The bluebird is a cross stitch piece from one of my original patterns. I made the little face in the bottom corner from a recycled piece of an aluminum can that I embossed. Also included are printed paper, lace, paperclip, ribbon flowers, paper flowers, buttons, a puffy sticker, clipping from junk mail and machine stitching.
Attached to the binding coils are tons of ribbons,
lace, and handmade charms.
I have posted more info about the charms on my hobby site here: http://www.hobbyloco.com/charms.html
I used the largest binding coil I had on hand & it wasn't thick enough, so I created a unique binding, which I call a "flip-flop" binding. There are 2 bound edges, one on each side of the book. When you get to the center of the book - you flip-flop it over and start from the other side. The two parts are joined by a center panel that is attached to both binding coils.
I embellished several pages in the book, here are just a few:
I think that is enough for now! It gives you a taste of the book. I will be posting some of the pages that have needlework embellishments on my other blog: http://chaosatlanta.blogspot.com/
Sunday, July 21, 2013
I have been working for the past 3 months on a junk journal to send out to my swap partner in return. It will be sent out this week, and I will start posting pictures after my swap partner receives it. I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise.