Monday, December 22, 2014
This is another album-style journal, 6-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches, with 7 signatures and 112 pages.
I shiboried the vintage cotton fabric a couple years ago, and decided just the other day to add the stamped leaves. I created the self-tapes first, then temporarily positioned them on the covers so that the tapes would get stamped along with the covers. In the last photo, you can hardly see the tapes at all.
I love this binding technique, as I've said before ~ sewn on tapes. And I prefer making my own tapes than using ribbon or anything else ready-made.
That lovely sewing frame I built back in September, that I was inspired to make after using one in a bookmaking workshop I took, is sitting idle. Besides being cumbersome to use, it's actually totally unnecessary, especially with cut-to-size handmade tapes. It's a lot easier to work on the edge of my worktable instead of having another gizmo to manage while binding.
Hope you have a lovely holiday week, wherever you are and whatever you celebrate. xo