Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Journal and 30/30 project

I watched a video on youtube about making a journal out of a pad of watercolor paper. It looked fun to do so I did it.

First, I had to cut the edges of paper in a decorative design..

First, I had to cut the edges of paper in a decorative design..

Then the back of the pad is cut in half.

And taped together - I used packing tape but you could use bookbinding tape too.

I added scrapbook papers to the front

and glued them
added interior pages,

And then covered my tape with foil tape.

I sewed 2 signatures in,

and used foil tape to put on the outside. It covered up the stitching and I put plastic flowers underneath and then burnished them to show up.

I love this tape! You could use all kinds of objects underneath for a design.

This is a top view.

Now to fill all the pages!!

On one of my yahoo groups, we are doing a 30 projects in 30 days. This is Day 1. Shh, don't tell that I am days behind and now need to get to work.:)


  1. Love your journal. The idea of using foil tape is great. Added a lot of detail to the spine. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great job! I like the idea of using more than one signature myself. Now what to fill it with! Have fun.

  3. Oh I love this post. I am such a visual learner and to see it step by step was fabulous!!! And the silver tape with the flowers underneath. How cool is that!!

  4. What a novel idea. I love how you took the video and made it your own. Now get busy! lol

  5. the flower idea! how wonderful and creative! love it!

  6. HI there, I found you through Kelly Rae's class...I see your from the North, like me....which part of our beautiful Canada are you in? I am in North Bay, Ontario...north of Toronto:D Hope your enjoying the course. Be Well. Mandy of Bijou's Whimsy