Yesterday, I stitched these two recycled journals. I used the Coptic stitch which allows the books to open flat. The top journal has a paint style like paste paper but I used enamel paints. The bottom journal used a granite texture. I upcycled paper from different sources from paper which I couldn't use with my higher end journals because the paper was wrinkled to paper from drawing pads which were discontinued. I found unique buttons and mounted them on a small piece of free leather from a seller on etsy. I discovered a new tool which helped me poke holes through the matboard. Have you heard of a Crop-A-Dile? Well, it is heavenly to use. It made the holes quickly. Have you ever used one? What do you think of the spine view of the journals?
Pam Granger Gale
I am an artist who loves making paper. I then use my paper for lamps, journals, cards and art work.