The signatures were long in the making as my stash had no paper larger than 12 X 12, the covers are 8x10. This meant creating pages, adding flaps, pockets, lots of angst and remaking. I have avoided book binding of any sort as it demands more tools and special supplies. My room/studio is bursting at the seams with tools and supplies from all the various crafts that were embraced with great enthusiasm in a class than dropped for the next fad. So I embarked on the class with the sole purpose of abstracting from it the thought processes and the creative process to expand my travel journal expertise. Since my journals are usually made after the trip with photos, notes, ephemera, and endless pages torn from catalogs and brochures obtained at state welcome centers and tourist information centers along the way this was quite a shift in operations. Mary Ann Moss makes the journal before and fills some along the way, returning home to complete it. The binding she shows is a Double Diamond that is described as difficult. If you do beading weaving it is not.
Here the three signatures ready for the binding. All made easy by using the recommended Japanese Screw Punch. The signature on the left is a stiff fan page of a racing driver.
here is the binding that I made as I did not have the book tape recommended. So I made tape using fabric and some old double sided adhesive tape to attach it to the sides of the book covers.
This is inside the book cover, on the left front a clear plastic pocket and another opaques on the back cover. (See what i mean by catalog scraps. NASCAR is very generous with paper goods just waiting to be re-purposed.)
here the start of the stitching.
The finished book showing the 3 signatures. See the holes thats from using the Japanese Screw Punch, a winner and bound to be used for yeasr. Bonnies Best is where i bought Screw Punch
And this is the finished binding. It is a bit too big but i am assured by my fellow traveling journalers that it will be OK, there are many ways to add on. I should say that the class participants are so friendly and helpful.
This journal was to be a travel journal for 2013, recording all our journeys in the RV. Now that I can see the size and see what additional signatures will include it has become a journal for 2013, detailing our life, in a casual manner (not a daily ritual). Our "Doings". When you retire people always ask but "what do you do all the time". NO ONE understands, they want a title, a pigeon hole. I play with arts and crafts; my current interest is tags, inks rubber stamping, die cutting as well as journaling, a bit of stitching, well a bit of this and a bit of that. Never do they understand and, frankly my dear i don't give a dam.