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Journal Making

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by Sabrina Shankar

  1. Supplies needed for Journal Making include:
    • Supplies needed for Journal Making include:

    • 2 Cardboard Pieces (7.5" x5") (Note: You can change the size, but just keep in mind that you will also have to adjust the other sizes accordingly)

    • 2 Cardboard Strips (1-1.5"x5")

    • 2 Front Papers and 2 End Papers

    • Drill (for the holes)

    • Journal Making Glue

    • 16 or more or less pieces of paper Leather/Cottom cord to tie the journal together

    • Binder Clip

  2. Lightly coat the cardboard pieces (all 4 pieces) with the glue (Thick coats will make the front pages lumpy)
    • Lightly coat the cardboard pieces (all 4 pieces) with the glue (Thick coats will make the front pages lumpy)

  3. Paste the cardboard pieces so the glue sticks to the front papers.
    • Paste the cardboard pieces so the glue sticks to the front papers.

    • Leave some space between the small cardboard piece and the bigger one.

  4. Lightly coat the edges of the front paper and glue it down. The second image represents your finished papers after pressing down the edges.
    • Lightly coat the edges of the front paper and glue it down.

    • The second image represents your finished papers after pressing down the edges.

  5. Lightly coat the end papers with glue and stick them over the cardboard cutouts. Lightly coat the end papers with glue and stick them over the cardboard cutouts.
    • Lightly coat the end papers with glue and stick them over the cardboard cutouts.

  6. Place your papers between the two covers and align them the way you want them to look.
    • Place your papers between the two covers and align them the way you want them to look.

  7. Clip the covers and paper with a binder to keep it in place for drilling. Place five dots where you would like to drill holes through the paper and drill holes through them. This is how your journal should look like after drilling the holes. Now, leave the binder clip and tie string through the holes.
    • Clip the covers and paper with a binder to keep it in place for drilling.

    • Place five dots where you would like to drill holes through the paper and drill holes through them.

    • This is how your journal should look like after drilling the holes. Now, leave the binder clip and tie string through the holes.

  8. Congrats on making your journal! Congrats on making your journal!
    • Congrats on making your journal!

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Sabrina Shankar

Member since: 06/26/2018

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