Monday, May 6, 2013

New Journal

I bound a new journal this weekend, one that I altered and partially recovered a couple weeks ago.  This book is the one on the left in the last photo below.  This journal is 10 x 9.5 inches (width by height) and houses three signatures of four folios.  I used four different good heavyweight papers, so there's not much to see inside yet.  Triple chain binding stitch.

I had originally recovered only the inner and outer spines...but I thought the cover was boring without new covers.  So last week I recovered inside and out with old printed pages.


The rest of this batch of covers is waiting patiently for innards.  I'll get to them at some point.  I think I'm moving in the direction of working in several different journals at the same time, with different themes or color schemes. The latest journal will house collages and journal pages in neutral colors ~ that much I know for sure.

7 comments:

Alice said...

That triple chain stitch spine makes my heart beat faster.

Melanie Reed said...

these covers are beautiful! I especially like the printed pages. The stiching is also lovely.

Susan Christensen said...

I really like the use of printed papers, Connie. What a great deal of fun, to work on multiple journals all of your own creation.
-sus

Sandy said...

I love the stitched spine.

drusilla cole said...

Gosh that is beautiful! Love the stitched spine...very imaginative and neatly done too:-)

jackie said...

I like your stitched spine and the cover very much.

Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

Looks great! I so freaking love that triple chain stitch. That journal that I made in your workshop is the only class piece--out of 7 years in NORBAG--that I'm crazy about and use all the time. I've been taking it with me everywhere.