I made my second coptic stitch tiny journal today!!! Once you get the hang of the stitching, it's really pretty quick and simple. This time I used my little cheapo dremel-knockoff rotary tool(10 bucks at Harbor Freight Tools!) to drill all the tiny holes prior to stitching. It was MUCH easier than trying to punch a needle through the pages, as I could do all of them at once and they line up perfectly!
Here's the embellishment on the front, "Big Ideas." I figure I can work with that theme as I fill up the book... It's pretty versatile. I used my metal stamping set to make this :) I love that little set!
For the inside signatures, I used watercolor paper again, but this time before I cut it up, I painted both sides of the sheet with plenty of colors! I do the same thing to make inchie backgrounds.
Pretty nifty, eh? If anyone out there is teetering, thinking they miiiight wanna learn coptic stitch and start making journals, I heartily say, DIVE IN! It's not as tough as you might expect, and it's very rewarding to think, "Hey! I made that little book, bindings and all!" And it's way fun. Happy Friday! (FRIDAY ALREADY?!)
I LOVE the brightly coloured pages!
I love everything you make. Don't tempt me with yet ANOTHER craft. Or another tool. Ten dollar dremel-type thingy? YES PLEASE.
The pages you made match perfectly with the cover- so cute!
Gorgeous, you may even have tempted me to try the coptic stitch too, been meaning to try it but I'm just too chicken!!!! Oh to be able to do it on a sewing machine, now that's less scary haha
I have that $10 Dremel type thing too! Now I have no excuse to not try this project.
And I think I need a metal stamping tool also. I'm loving the look of it on your recent projects.
THis is most excellent! I adore the bright colors you painted the pages!
Such gorgeous. !!
The color make my heart sing.
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