Saturday, October 07, 2006

japanese binding

this is a great binding style. i've used it for a few wedding sign-in books, and it is also great for a cute little picture book. this book is fun because you can bind it almost anyway you like. you can add beads and buttons to the binding, or even nails and sticks. i like to use bookbinding clothe or wallpaper for the hinge on the cover to create a very strong surface. the rest can be covered with anything from a magazine paper, scrapbook paper, a music sheet, or wallpaper. this book with the pioneers was made with a magazine picture that i then covered with mod podge to seal. the looks you can do are endless.

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