Wednesday, September 18, 2013

'WOYWW - 18 Sep 2013 - Bookbinding and mini-Giveaway!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and welcome,

For WOYWW this week, I wanted to show how my 'tidy tidy tour' from last week progressed into a fun  project this week! My first hardcover book project.

This bookbinding project, for a custom art journal, has been languishing all month. Creating a book 'from scratch' takes a lot longer to complete than I'd imagined.

This photo shows the 2 short ends glued down with weights (antique and vintage irons) and binder clips to aid drying overnight. Because I'm using (faux) leather as the cover material which is a tad thick, I need the weights and clips to apply pressure while the glue (Alenes tacky Glue)  dries. Later I'll glue down the long sides. You can see the text block in middle of photo - ready to adhere to the cover....

For the internal book hinge, I created custom book cloth from fabric inherited from Maria's stash and fusible web!


Have you tried bookbinding? What are your favorite binding stitches? Have you tried the 'piano hinge'? What about Coptic? Japanese stab?
Have you made any custom art journals to use in your own artwork? What kind(s) of papers do you use?
Have you ever tried to cobble together your own Junque/Smash journal? If yes to any of the above, please send me a link - I'd love to see your efforts!

P.S. This is my birthday month - so if you are a Libra celebrating your birthday on Sep 27th or celebrating your birthday on Sting's birthday Oct 2nd, indicate that in your comment. I'll put together some HAPPY MAIL for one lucky Libra birthday girl! Any lady worldwide with Sep 27th or Oct 2nd birthday is eligible! One birthdate closest to either of these 2 dates will be the lucky winner! (I'll announce winner after Oct 2nd and respond to your comment to get your snail mail address - make sure that there is a way for me to respond back to you).

P.P.S. My annual Blogoversary GIVEAWAY for Followers is coming soon! Stay tuned...

For more fun studios, click here to visit Julia's WOYWW blog hop!



Karen Ives said...

Gosh that sounds complicated, look forward to seeing the finished book.
Karen #69

April Story said...

Sorry - I can't help with the book binding. Happy Birthday this month. April #115

Ria Gall said...

Hi Lulu
I have never done any sort of book binding but I love to see what others have done. I have seen some beautiful ones made. I hope you will talk us through your one and show us it finished
Have a great day today and a wonderful weekend
Ria #61

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