Create Your Own Journal: Repurpose a Vintage Book

Samantha Lane, Artist

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18 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:02
    • 2. Choose a Vintage Book

      1:44
    • 3. Equipment You Will Need

      2:32
    • 4. Remove the Original Pages

      1:53
    • 5. Reinforce the Spine

      2:30
    • 6. Reuse Inside Cover Illustrations (Option 1)

      1:51
    • 7. Attach Your Own Inside Cover (Option 2)

      4:44
    • 8. Make A Page Template

      2:30
    • 9. Find the Grain of Your Paper

      0:43
    • 10. Cut or Tear Your Pages, Fold & Press

      3:47
    • 11. Make a Hole Punch Template

      3:28
    • 12. Hole Punch the Spine

      3:02
    • 13. Hole Punch the Sections

      3:39
    • 14. Prepare Your Thread

      1:40
    • 15. Bind Your Book: Part 1

      7:04
    • 16. Bind Your Book: Part 2 (Repeat)

      5:31
    • 17. Added Tutorial: Alternative Stitching Pattern

      10:12
    • 18. Congratulations!

      0:28
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About This Class

Learn how easy it is to repurpose vintage books for making your own unique journals. We begin by deconstructing a found book. Then I cover important tips and tricks for creating new journal pages using your preferred paper so your journal is filled with your favourite textures and colors. Finally, you'll learn a simple long-stitch method to bind your pages into their cover. With these skills you will be able to create journals, travel diaries, scrapbooks, wedding albums, sketchbooks and more.