We've now been through the third and final week for Karla Dudley's journal class and I have finished my third and last journal for the class. I thought I would show you some work-in-progress photos so you can see how the journal is built up and then some photos of the finished item.
The third week/third journal was definitely the most advanced one. Using the most cool techniques too. I was really hoping that Karla would show us how to do one of her "sewn journals" so I was really pleased to discover that this was the journal for the final week :)
She supplied us with a cover to print off and some digital stamps that we could use to create some pages for the inside of the journal (which I did - I decided to pick the same orange colour that was used on the cover).
The closure of this book is really cool. Some embroidery thread which is weaved in and out of the covers and then tied in a bow. The cover itself is white with black, grey and orange printing on it.
The book itself is made up of three signatures with their own individual "covers" (you can see the 1,2 and 3 covers in the first and second photo). Each signature contains 5 double-folded pieces of cardstock.
Then each signature is attached to the book cover by sewing through some holes in the spine (loved this part!) I used the same black embroidery floss as I used for the closure.
The finished journal has loads of pages, a sturdy cover and is 10x10 cm. Super cute I think :)
In the photo above you can see how the thread that holds the journal shut loops in and out through the cover. Oh and I used some old Chatterbox paper to line the inside of the cover.
Hope you enjoyed the little tour of my latest journal :)