Howdy and Welcome,
During my 60th birthday week celebration dear hubby and I've been under the weather (just my luck) and resting at home. Hubby has been super wonderful though! He even made chicken soup. But I'm keeping busy by playing with my BIA (Bind It All) machine from Zutter. I made 8 wirebound journals in two evenings while watching flicks!
Also I bought a large sheet of handmade artist paper at the Racine Art Museum on a daytrip to Racine, WI on Saturday - on left side of bottom photo below. It's a very crinkly texture so should make nice faux-leather covers for journals or handcrafted books.
8 Bound art journals Sep 25 and 26, 2011
From Left to Right, starting in bottom center:
1-small journal 1: glue laminated patterend scrapbooking cardstock, commercially printed transparencies, vellum, Japanes masking tapes - 20 sheets/40 pages - 3"x6" (acid-free, archival safe)
2-large journal: long recycled junk mail flyers
3-small journal 2: second half of # 1 - 25 sheets/50 pages - 3"x6" (acid-free, archival safe)
4-small journal: textured wallpaper samples (glue laminated) from hardware store
5 & 6-small journals: my postcard collection from trips of family and friends
7 & 8-small journals: recycled junk mail postcards
Two of these journals are for sale - #1 and #3. Ready for your mixed-media and journaling notes!
PRICE: $15 each - or the set of two for $25. (PayPal) Please note that I ship only to addresses in continental USA.
Please contact me if you want to purchase these one-of-a kind wirebound journals.
After I practiced binding a couple journals, it got pretty easy. I used black and silvertone O-wire in 1" and 3/4" diameters, bought at Archivers. My BIA machine is rather small, that I bought used from a TAC rep - now wish I had a larger size. But this size works well enough for my sporadic use of it.
My plan is to use these for art journals with gessos and paint and stuff - except the postcard collection journals, which I'll just use for taking a trip down memory lane...and the acid-free set for sale.
Do you have a binding machine like BIA or the Cinch? Have you tried wire binding with your machine yet?
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