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#1591 TMLee

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 17:35

HOW TO GLUE THE POCKET HINGES INTO POSITION

 

 

almost all my journals have an in-built pocket in the rear covers.

 

I made this video clip to illustrate how I glue the pocket hinges into position.

 

Its a lot easier to explain than using words !

 

Thank goodness for Youtube ....

 

Excuse the very amateur video attempt.

( and I think I need a sound editor )

 

If I am not wrong, the captions don't appear on tablets. :huh:

 

 

 

At this stage, the in-built pocket is already glued onto the rear cover.

 

This one's in A6 size , and the anti drop-out flap is not illustrated at all.

 

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:08

Ah, very nice vid. Thanks. 

 

I hadn't thought of glueing fabric to the hinge paper, great idea.


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#1593 TMLee

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 13:11

This is   Journal #198 Nature's Brilliance

 

A5 size.

 

This is a commission requesting  nature themes , specifically, forests and such ...

 

I happened to have this fabric bought much earlier.

 

The fabric print was nice, and becos the patterns were smallish, I felt it could afford some accents , especially at the corners.

 

Some tryouts ...

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eventually I settled on this one , using GEMATEX - Indian Red bookcloth

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Front

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Bands deployed

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The stitches were also a matching Magenta ..

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Matching ribbon and flyleaves too ...

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Full spread

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Now with the flyleaves in view

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The flyleaves were selected becos they were the future Owners favourite colour

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The rear pocket and namecard slot

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The inktestpage

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The Colophon

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Writing paper is

MELLOTEX , Natural White , 100g , Smooth

7 Signatures, 5 Folios each ,

140 writing pages total

 

 

 

 

The corner accents are flushed with the surface fabric cover as is my usual technique. B)

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The fabric print is nice, there is a golden outline to the autumn leaves :thumbup:

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This is a nice journal. :)

The colours are all a little subdued, allowing the print to stand out.

The corner bookcloths and the stitches don't intend to compete for visual attention, yet in a hue that can show off the stitch patterns.

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#1594 TMLee

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 01:36

seeking  guidance, especially  from you folks who sew alot or handle fabrics alot ...

 

I have an assortment of fabrics which I have accumulated over the years.

 

Now I have bookcloths too, and some buckram.

 

 

 

How do i mix and match fabrics? aesthetically.

 

I believe there is some kind of thumbrule or guideline.

 

I want to now try to combine fabric with say another fabric , or with plain bookcloth.

 

There was a little attempt earlier on when I did fabric corners on a bookcloth cover.

 

I think I want to experiment further that technique.

 

 

appreciate if you can point me in the general direction.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 23:23

oh very nice notebooks! lovely. I'll have to put this on my list of future projects! It's a very long list, lol 



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 23:26

Oh wow, I just jumped to the last page, and your autumn fabric journal is amazing! You've definitely gotten way better since the first notebooks. Not that your first ones were bad, they are all super amazing. But I just love that autumn leaves one! 



#1597 TMLee

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 17:03

Oh wow, I just jumped to the last page, and your autumn fabric journal is amazing! You've definitely gotten way better since the first notebooks. Not that your first ones were bad, they are all super amazing. But I just love that autumn leaves one!

Thanks , msun :)

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:24

One more journal featuring Larson's warped sense of humour ....

 

Journal #147P "Vernon and His Octopus"

 

A6 size

 

Full spread

Jet Black Bookcloth

with the picture emplaced in a recess.

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I chose a red scheme to match Vernon's tie ... ;)

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Now with the matching flyleaves in view ...

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Rear pocket

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The Colophon

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Writing paper is

MELLOTEX , Natural White , 100g, Smooth

7 Signatures, 5 Folios each

Total 140 writing pages

 

 

A closer look at his octopus ...

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 22:53

Beautiful work binding that all together, and a wonderful Far Side comic for the front.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:39

Beautiful work binding that all together, and a wonderful Far Side comic for the front.

Thanks

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#1601 TMLee

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Posted Yesterday, 06:49

Here's another one  ....

 

Journal #147N "Noah & Gang"

 

A6 size

 

Also Jet Black Bookcloth , with a recess to receive the graphic ...

 

Full spread ...

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I chose yellow to blend with the yellow on the graphics ..

Yellow stitches

yellow flyleaves

yellow ribbon

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The flyleaves

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Rear

I shortened the stitches at the spine, here its only 10mm from the edge.

For aesthetics,

I also used a 6 station bind instead of  4 stations even though its strong enough for the purpose.

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Colophon

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Writing paper is

NATURALIS , Absolute  white , 120g, Smooth

7 Signatures, 4 Folios each

Total 112 writing pages

photocopied with 5mm grid - grey dots

 

 

 

Larson's humour ...

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Posted Yesterday, 15:32

Somehow, the journal shown above has ended up in Northern Minnesota and has found a happy home.  Lo and behold, a few pens might be a perfect match to its accents. :)

 

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Top to bottom are Bexley 10th Anniversary LE in lemon acrylic, Sailor Naginata Togi Ribbed in canary, and ParkerDuofold Junior in Mandarin

 

 

It is not always easy to see the subtleties in photos, but if you've never had one of TMLee's journals in your hand you are missing some of the most exquisite workmanship imaginable.  :thumbup:

 

 


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