Create Your Own Journal: Repurpose a Vintage Book | Samantha Lane | Skillshare

Create Your Own Journal: Repurpose a Vintage Book

Samantha Lane, Artist

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18 Videos (58m)
    • Introduction

      1:02
    • Choose a Vintage Book

      1:44
    • Equipment You Will Need

      2:32
    • Remove the Original Pages

      1:53
    • Reinforce the Spine

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

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

      4:44
    • Make A Page Template

      2:30
    • Find the Grain of Your Paper

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

      3:47
    • Make a Hole Punch Template

      3:28
    • Hole Punch the Spine

      3:02
    • Hole Punch the Sections

      3:39
    • Prepare Your Thread

      1:40
    • Bind Your Book: Part 1

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

      5:31
    • Added Tutorial: Alternative Stitching Pattern

      10:12
    • 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.

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Samantha Lane

Artist

Journals are such an essential tool in the creative process. They're a necessary place to test ideas, free write, plan, experiment, and play. I want to show everyone just how rewarding it can be to make your own journals using new or re-purposed materials so that YOU have the skill set to customize your one-of-a-kind journals based on your own aesthetic preferences.

If you're new to bookbinding, start with Create Your Own Journal: Easy Traveler's Notebook. This is a fun, rewarding proj...

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