It was my good friends birthday last week and I decided to make her a journal. I had just done a short course on book binding and was eager to put the new skills to the test.
Last year I had given her one of my drawings for a significant birthday and decided to use that image on the cover of her book. While I was at it, I decided to print off some of my other pictures as well to use. It is great fun to see your work in another format.
I decided to use some of the other drawing of Australian Natives through out the book to give it a bit of colour.
I made the book using ‘coptic binding’, which means that it has front and back covers and these and the paper are stitched together. Found a really great YouTube site ‘Sealemon‘ that has clear and precise instructions on a whole range of bookbinding techniques.
Really enjoyed making this book, off to make one for me now.