Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I've been thinking

My husband always gets a worried look on his face when I say I've been thinking.

What I have been thinking about was how to make a travel journal using loose leaf rings rather than a stitched binding so I could add more pages as needed. I came up with a idea and worked on it over the weekend. As you can see from the photo's it was successful. What I did was to make a spine that I could attach the loose leaf rings to. I then made the books front and back covers in the usual way attaching the spine. I used handmade Japanese paper to cover both the outside and inside of the books covers. I made an assortment pages using both watercolour paper that I sprayed with colour, 7 Gypsies journal pages and some stitched pages with pockets . Another item that I added was Maya Road Kraft envelopes to be able to put bits and pieces in. All that is left now is to decorate the front cover and it's done and waiting for my next trip!


  1. Oh I love this creation! You are an inventor!

  2. You have done well my friend. Love it