Thursday, October 09, 2008

Journal Making Class - Week 2

Melanie and I had the best time making coptic bound journals for our online class this week.

We used decorative paper instead of fabric to create the covers.
Here is Melanie's journal. She used this cool wood grain paper for the covers.



and recycled topo maps to cover the 3 groups of paper that form the book (or signatures).

see the coptic braid binding? This is the binding we used on our wooden books this summer.

Here is my Journal...






I used circle design paper for the covers and my pug gift wrap for the signature covers. :)

I cannot wait to see what journals we make next week!

12 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

These journal are so fun! I bet you girls have had a blast making them!

Sandra y Coco said...

They do look like a fun project!

Nevis said...

Wow, those are so cool! What do you do with all these journals and books that you make??!

Diana Evans said...

love the wood grain fabric Melissa...wonderful work as always....

Hugs
Diana

Karine said...

Melissa, these journals are so wonderful! I love the paper you and your sister used, the maps, the pug paper - everything!!! So cool. I think I will have to take this online class, too, so I can improve upon my journals. Awesome!

Diane said...

This is great. I love the idea of using fabric too. I hope you're doing well, Melissa!

Ruth Welter said...

Melissa, I really love your journal work... Love the re-cycled maps, awesome idea!!!

Ruth

Rebecca said...

great projects! what fun.

The Devil Dog said...

Those are awesome journals. Mom can't wait to get her sewing room done so she can be creative in it. Your journals are making her creative juices go in overdrive.

Roxy

lizzyl said...

great job guys! they turned out so well!

Candace Trew Camling said...

great journals! They look really nice!

marianne said...

Lovely journal! Love the mandala cover!