|My latest creation: a piano hinge logbook.|
- Paper all the same size to be used for the signatures – I used 6.5 x 4.5” cardstock because I want really good impressions for stamping
- To decorate my cover, I have this replica map that I will be using to make the cover
- Bamboo skewers – I used 11 for this project
- Matching embroidery thread
Tools I needed:
- bone folder,
- double sided tape (I hate glue sticks – you can use that instead if you like),
- and super glue.
|All folded and ready to go!|
|Next, making the covers: take a page of card stock and fold it over and tape it shut...|
|...making sure that the folded edge is folded over a skewer which is then removed.|
|On the front cover, cut off the first, third and fifth tab. On the back, cut off the second and fourth.|
|Next, time to weave with the skewers. Take first the front cover and the first signature.|
|When you put the cover and first signature together, you'll see that the tabs align and there are doubles at the second and fourth place.|
|When you’re done, two tabs will be stick out from the first signature – take the second signature and do the same thing again…|
|And again... I think you get the point.|
|Voila! The binding is all done and the book is complete.|
|Next, you're going to have to weave the skewers together then clip the extensions off with the scissors - don't use your good scissors.|
|Do the same with the other side. I then used a touch of glue at the skewer and thread at each skewer to hold the binding together.|
|And it's complete!|
|Done and done!|
Finally, finished with a celebratory adding of chocolate to milk.
Happy book making!