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#1681 TMLee

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:20

I like cats ....

 

Many moons ago , I came upon this photo opportunity ...

 

It was raining , and this cat sought shelter in the wheel well of a quick response fire truck (jeep) ....

 

I am thinking of crafting a journal with these pictures ...

 

 

so ...

 

I 'd like to hear some suggested captions ... :)

 

 

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Thanks in advance :)

 

 

 

 



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:04

Any port in a storm?

 

Civil Defense comes to the rescue?



#1683 TMLee

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 10:28

This is Journal 195 Buckram - Black

 

A5 size

 

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With bands

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I chose a lime green accent

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Lime green thread

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Salgado's work ...

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writing paper is

MELLOTEX , Natural White , 100g , Smooth

7 Signatures

5 Folios each

140 pages total.

 

 



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:38

This is another attempt at the FPD 2014 journals

 

This is Journal 190J FPD Logo 2014 - Buckram - Dark Green - Deboss

 

A6 size

 

My 40th TR journal.

 

I wanted to try a monochromatic scheme .

I chose a green hue.

 

Front

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Rear

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Black bands - dimpled

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Green thread

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With green ribbon pagemarker

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Full Spread

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With the lime green  flyleaves in view

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I wanted to try the vee pattern of the thread stitches on the cover

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Lime green flyleaves

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Rear pocket

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I did a deboss of the logo 2014

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This is ARBELAVE Library Buckram #563 - Dark Green

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Colophon

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Writing paper is

TOMOE RIVER Paper , 52g , Cream Ultrasmooth :thumbup:

7 Signatures , 10 Folios each

280 writing pages total :yikes:

 

 

 

 

This is a nice one

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Edited by TMLee, 25 December 2014 - 10:44.


#1685 TMLee

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:34

Yesss ... !

 

Managed to do this ... :D

 

The silk fabric ...

 

I crafted two variants becos I wanted to see the colour combination .

 

I chose red based hues.

One magenta and the other a deep red.

 

both are in A6 size

 

The fabric is beautiful

Genuine handwoven silk from Hoi An, Vietnam .

Handwoven , Strand by strand, complete with handcraft imperfections.

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Its hard to take pictures becos at different angles, you see a different thing altogether.

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Here completed ...

 

Journal 202 Handwoven Silk - Peonies

 

This one's for the Missus ... :)

 

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At a slightly different angle of view

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Rear

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Closeup

I used GEMATEX Bookcloth - Dark Purple for the corner accents.

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And the bookcloth accents are flushed at the same level on the surface.

This one is perfectly flushed ...

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Another angle where you see mostly all red ..

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Fascinating ...

 

I decided on magenta threads

and

Ribbon marker too

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A six station design

even though it was not TR paper.

I just felt the six station design is more attractive aesthetically...

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Matching ribbon pagemarker

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Full spread

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I chose olive drab flyleaves

To balance out the strong hues

This is heavy paper at 170g, textured

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The six station stitching

Quite hard to see ....

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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 pages

 

 

 

This is a nice one ...

and

she likes it ...

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:52

This is the other  variant

 

 

Journal 202A Handwoven Silk - Peonies

 

A6 size

 

my 41st TR journal

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Front

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At a slightly different angle

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Rear

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Black elastic bands by PRYM of Germany

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For this variant, I chose a bright Chinese Red for the threads and ribbonmarker

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A Six station stitch.

This is a TR paper  journal

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Full spread

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But with same olive drab flyleaves

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Rear pocket with namecard slot

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The corner accent is done in GEMATEX bookcloth - Indian Red

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Also flushed at the same level on the surface.

Very flat :thumbup:

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The Colophon

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Writing paper is

TOMOE RIVER paper , 52g, Cream

7 Signatures , 10 Folios each

Total 280 writing pages

 

 

 

 

 

This is also a nice one

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When the light strikes the surface at a different angle ...

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:56

The pair ...
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 Here you can see the advantage of the thin TR paper at 52g (bottom journal)
vs the journal at the top with 100g paper.
For the same given thickness, the TR journal at the bottom carries 280 pages.
The journal on top carries 140pages.
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:43

No words.

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 12:50

Outstanding forgive the limited vocabulary



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 13:01

What beauty... & it reminds me of a diary very similar in looks, that I used decades ago. Not as exquisitely crafted as yours, but very nice all the same. With a silk cover. Still have it... It came from China.

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 02:11

Lovely!



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 13:21

Thanks folks ...

 

the silk fabric is indeed very stunning...

 

you can actually see the weave , strand by strand .... line by line ...

 

amazing handiwork ... :thumbup:



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 13:49

A quintet ...

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:17

This is another variant of the FPD Logo 2014 journal series.

 

This is Journal 190K FPD Logo 2014 - BUCKRAM Black - Deboss

 

A6 size

 

My 42nd TR Journal :)

 

Front

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Rear

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Nice satin black elastic band , dimpled ...

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I like the orange and black combo

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Matching orange ribbon

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Orange stitches

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Full spread

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With flyleaves in view

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Colophon

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Writing paper is

TOMOE RIVER paper , 52g, Cream

7 Signatures

10 Folios each

Total 280 writing pages :yikes:

 

 

 

 

I've always hesitated doing a black deboss becos it is not to easily noticeable.

But with BUCKRAM, its a little better becos the material reflects light better than say black bookcloth , which is matte and doesnt reflect light easily.

 

I will probably make a few more in the other BUCKRAM colours.

 

Subtle black Deboss

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Nice black journal with just a splash of contrasting orange.

Hardy cover material - can withstand grime , sweat , etc :thumbup:

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:41

How about one of these latest offerings in A5 size? I am finding A6 a little cramped...

I am so glad you now regularly do the FPD logo on the cover - I can see one in my future... TR paper of course! but would really prefer the larger size, if it can be done...


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:54

How about one of these latest offerings in A5 size? I am finding A6 a little cramped...

I am so glad you now regularly do the FPD logo on the cover - I can see one in my future... TR paper of course! but would really prefer the larger size, if it can be done...

 

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