After drooling over this video I decided that it was time to jump right in and finally make my journal. I gathered my materials.
Lineco Binder's Thread
Canson Cold Press 140LB Watercolor Paper
Canson Recycled 96LB Bristol Paper
The Board from the back of the Bristol Board Pad (for the front and back cover)
At one point I accidentally stitched my finger to the journal. It didn't hurt but it was silly and annoying.
It took me two days to make the journal from start to finish. There was something amazing and beautiful about stitching each page. Due to the texture and sturdiness of this journal I decided that it will be an art journal. For that purpose I chose to leave the front and back cover unadorned, for now. I will wait and see what comes of it. I loved the whole process so much that I will definitely be making more journals. I think I might even try my hand at making my own paper. Just what I needed, a new craft addiction. ;)
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