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PIERCING YOUR SIGNATURES

 

These days , I now pierce my Signatures using a DIY piercing template.

 

The advantages of using a piercing template is that your stations (holes) line up nicely.

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/New%20Picture_zpstduh0due.png

 

Here you see the loose Signatures placed carefully into position with the covers.

( TR paper - 7 signatures, 10 Folios each)

 

this is the stage where I then next mark the holes to be pierced on the covers .

 

When placing the bookblock in this manner, I have to do it several times to get it right.

 

I learnt this from other forum ...

the head of the book - ie, the top of your book - which here in this pic is on the upper left - must be perfectly level.

When you shelve the book, it becomes obvious if the head of the signatures are all not aligned, shoulder to shoulder.

The tail of the book, ie, the bottom opposite end , is not so important.

When shelved, the eye is never drawn to the bottom of the books, always to the top of the books.

 

The journals I craft, are made from A4 paper which needs to be cut by hand in half to arrive at the A6 size folios and signatures that I need.

No matter how accurate, its not perfect becos its cut by hand.

This means some signatures are taller than the other and so forth.

Hence, the need to ensure the head of your book is as level as possible.

 

You will have an easier time if your paper is pre-cut by machine.

This is why my A5 journals look alot better becos there is no need to cut the A4 papers.

 

This is a sample of a DIY piercing template.

Made from good quality card (from high quality printed magazines)

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/DIY%20Piercing%20Cradle/003.jpg

 

 

My DIY piercing cradle

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/DIY%20Piercing%20Cradle/001.jpg

 

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/TMLee/Stationery%20Paraphernalia/DIY%20Piercing%20Cradle/005.jpg

 

 

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This is Journal 204C FPD2015 GEMATEX Lime Green

 

A6 size

 

My 56th TR Journal.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3710_zpszppzt4gg.jpg

 

 

Front

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3682_zpstp9exvel.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3697_zps1f2aa7ru.jpg

 

 

Green stitches

Lime green ribbon

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3696_zpspyduv6oq.jpg

 

Green flyleaves

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3691_zpsrik3ltmn.jpg

 

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3699_zpsg5rfsun1.jpg

 

 

 

Off-white bookbands that match the TR paper

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3704_zpsn1ctqfhr.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3663_zpsovxvc2ij.jpg

 

 

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3706_zpsoajbqdse.jpg

 

Writing paper is

TOMOE RIVER paper , 52g, Cream

7 Signatures,

10 Folios each

total 280 writing pages

 

 

One of my favourite bookcloth colours :)

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3705_zpsd86bqdz5.jpg

 

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204C%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Lime%20Green/DSCF3698_zpsmtf7hmgr.jpg

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Finally managed to complete this journal of a matched pair.

 

Journal 208 YUSEN Blue Sakura

 

A6 size

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3718_zpsojl2wdlo.jpg

 

 

I just love this print ...

just so elegant

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3728_zpssnmpjzu9.jpg

 

This one is kept to an all blue schema ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3725_zpswvtqsdjl.jpg

 

I managed to get a darker shade of blue thread and it blended perfectly

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3727_zpsydmk7pfd.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3726_zpsitadkbsw.jpg

 

The blue ribbon pagemarker

and the blue book band

and the blue bookcloth

all had the same shade of blue ... :D

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3723_zps4zsnhpof.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3729_zps2bbpxifl.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3731_zpssxpnthzz.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3734_zpsd1ftrxnb.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3737_zpszffsya0q.jpg

 

Full spread

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3735_zpszlln1abf.jpg

 

The flyleaves were picked becos of the same shade of blue ..

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3736_zpswpdivfzu.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3738_zpsrwrck1m0.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3739_zpswhq0u5lr.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3746_zpsiw4lezga.jpg

 

The inktestpage

(or rather the watercolour test ... )

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3740_zpsbgsimnme.jpg

 

Colophon

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3742_zpsy5crvhim.jpg

 

Writing paper is

KOKUYO Business Paper, 64g, White

7 Signatures, 7 Folios each

Total 196 writing pages

 

I did a review of this paper here ...

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/301150-kokuyo-business-paper-64gsm/?do=findComment&comment=3516476

 

I like this journal much ...

The print is beautiful and the shades of blues are very close in tone ... :thumbup:

All these help to make the print stand out better.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3745_zpsats3mgjm.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3744_zps5clpzda3.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/DSCF3719_zpsezy4andu.jpg

 

:)

 

The other matching half ...

at that time the darker blue threads hadnt arrived yet... :(

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/208%20YUZEN%20Sakura/208A%20YUSEN%20Blue%20Sakura/DSCF3618_zpsdepbnxfu.jpg

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Another stunning piece of work!

 

Thanks :)

 

The blue is really alluring ...

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This is JOURNAL 232 YUSEN Black Lacquer - Cranes completed.

 

A6 size

 

This paper is unique.

Its not only embossed (the crane motifs in red) but its also lacquered.

 

It presents some working challenges.

The lacquer is sensitive to moisture, and the surface tends to stick when conditions are overly damp.

 

But its too beautiful to resist.

Kind friends went the extra mile to buy them for me at my request.

And true to the laws of the universe, Murphy is still very much alive and kicking, and becos of him these papers almost didn't make it back home to me. :D

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3748_zpsgetesic9.jpg

 

I chose black bookbands to allow the reds to pop.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3754_zps0egvhckt.jpg

 

matching red stitches, flyleaves , ribbon pagemarker ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3757_zpsh5uspg9e.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3755_zpsekdctjrn.jpg

 

Pictured with Renee's beautiful hand-turned acrylic Urushi Red FP, in the dimensions of a NAKAYA Ai ( I think)

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3758_zpsmqni5qg1.jpg

 

 

The YUSEN paper dives under the bookcloth.

The end product is that the surface is flushed.

The bookcloth edge is not exposed to abrasions.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3761_zps3l4a1ogm.jpg

 

 

Full spread

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3759_zps8tt6a1ny.jpg

 

With matching flyleaves in view

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3762_zpstnxursdn.jpg

 

Plain red flyleaves so as not to distract ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3773_zpsgtyuwdhs.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3770_zpshziz34bu.jpg

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This is JOURNAL 232A YUSEN Black Lacquer - Cranes

 

A6 size

 

This is the matching half of 232 above.

Whatever that is cut out along the spine is planted here on this one in the same exact position.

The main covering is Jet Black bookcloth .

plain bookcloths are deceptively challenging to employ. The slightest glue stains shows up really clearly.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/001_zpsixiz4rz7.jpg

 

The completed set , side by side ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3989_zps1htag11y.jpg

 

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/232A%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3779_zpslkvftcjz.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/232A%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3785_zpsvupwkqwm.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/232A%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3788_zpspqcqpyms.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/232A%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3790_zpsitws35ig.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/232A%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/368f8686-80cf-4f1d-896c-b07ec9e65975_zpsgpbd3yud.jpg

 

 

Full spread

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/232A%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3793_zps8nqfmenl.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/232A%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3795_zps5g3rn9mb.jpg

 

Matching flyleaves

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/232A%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3797_zpsdtjxo6yo.jpg

 

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/232%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/232A%20YUSEN%20BLACK%20LACQUER%20Cranes/DSCF3780_zpsovc36xo6.jpg

 

 

The matte finish of the bookcloth is noticeably different from the semi-gloss of the YUSEN lacquered paper.

This made me next explore the possibility of a gloss black material to match the gloss of the YUSEN.

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I managed to find a certain black paper that would come close to match the gloss of the black on the YUSEN paper.

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3874_zpse6h1ufts.jpg

(this is done on the matching half)

 

This is the underside which is also black and this is most advantageous.

This means that the edge of the paper is also black and this is important for what I am doing for the spine (and corner) accents which have certain portions where the edges are exposed to view.

It makes a noticeable difference compared to say paper that is white but has a black coating , somewhat like poster paper. Its edges are white, not black.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3876_zpsg6ugoe7u.jpg

 

This is the 2nd out of 4 YUSEN Black Lacquer papers in my possession.

Maple leaves - my favourite !

Very stunning , visually ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3878_zpspeg2dbow.jpg

 

Here in preparation to receive the black spine embossed accents.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3881_zpsdwxydrjc.jpg

 

 

continuing the concept of a matched pair.

The decision to do so , was becos of the smallish size of the motifs - here the maple leaves , and in the earlier example - the cranes.

Its fine enough to be used as accents on the spine like this ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3885_zpskku4vgza.jpg

 

Here you see the big advantage of the black paper having black edges.

You also see that the black paper reveals the maple leaves underneath it.

You can see the emboss of the maple leaves underneath the black paper.

The embossed part (trapezoid shapes) remains plain (untextured) , enhancing the contrast in textures.

The YUSEN paper dives under the black paper.

This is to protect the black paper edge from abrasions and eventually getting snagged.

Its one solution to the common occurrence of papers getting snagged where they overlap one another on hardbacks.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3888_zpsnrezuasd.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3889_zpsocqieiqo.jpg

 

Beautiful emboss of the maple leaves ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3893_zpskodowrkz.jpg

 

:)

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Wow, those are gorgeous!

 

Thanks

 

the papers are very well designed and printed :)

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This is JOURNAL 233 YUSEN Black Lacquer - Maple Leaves completed.

 

A6 size.

 

Stunning black and red composition ....

Pictured with Renee's acrylic Urushi Red FP :thumbup:

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3897_zpsomgz7jlk.jpg

 

Back

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3900_zpsre0wxbpg.jpg

 

I settled on black book bands to let the red 'pop'...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3902_zps4ppaia5q.jpg

 

Red stitches / red ribbon pagemarker / red flyleaves ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3904_zps9f75xccx.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3903_zps9un00k85.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3909_zpsoa6lupt4.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3917_zpsz6p00ipd.jpg

 

 

Full spread

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3906_zpsaz5zqrls.jpg

 

with flyleaves in view

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3907_zpsxluamtsf.jpg

 

some other view angles showing the different textures, at different layers ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3910_zpsjmof3pxb.jpg

 

the imprint of the maple leaves continue underneath the black paper

The lesson here , if you are attempting emboss/deboss , pay close attention to textures - they can and do show up !!!

Whatever that is underneath , is equally important to the finished end result.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3914_zpsetda4nkb.jpg

 

the gloss of the YUSEN paper vs the gloss of the spine accent black paper.

compare this effect with the earlier example of the crane journals...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3915_zpsxyvycgpy.jpg

 

Very 'Japanesey' , you can just place this next to traditional japanese black & red lacquerware.

Perfect !

Or place a NAKAYA black red or red black FP next to it.(sorry i dont have one)

Sweet !

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3912_zps3qbeeid8.jpg

 

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This is the other matched half ...

 

JOURNAL 233A YUSEN Black Lacquer - Maple Leaves

 

A6 size

 

What is cut out from the spine, is now mounted in the trapezoidal recesses ..

Very little wastage...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3885_zpsiwddwops.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3938_zpstw14vrjh.jpg

 

Front

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3926_zpsz51xpxkf.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3940_zps3l6oerup.jpg

 

 

same concept of reds vs black

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3927_zps9orsadmu.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3929_zpsoebfr6ue.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3932_zps9wxcz67p.jpg

 

Full Spread

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3931_zpsy6zi8qs4.jpg

 

with flyleaves in view

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3933_zpsrczmj6ph.jpg

 

some other view angles

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3935_zpsolcqgzbm.jpg

 

 

Crisp shapes, angular geometric lines ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2016/YUSEN%20RED%20LACQUER/233%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/233A%20MAPLE%20LEAVES/DSCF3936_zpsqrhbs3b3.jpg

 

 

 

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This is JOURNAL 204E FPD2015 - GEMATEX Indian Red

 

A6 size

 

My 58th TR Journal

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3827_zps13nxdvfq.jpg

 

 

This was ordered as a gift.

becos of its colour deep maroon.

 

Front

Pictured with Renee's acrylic Urushi Red handturned pen which I requested to be made to a NAKAKA Ai dimensions ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3810_zpstctmirqu.jpg

 

The colour scheme requested was with white

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3814_zpseckvibud.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3816_zpsia324l3i.jpg

 

I figured a maroon bookband (instead of white) was too good an opportunity to let pass ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3824_zpszr5blwsv.jpg

 

Full spread

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3817_zpsnpyh6jjh.jpg

 

with white flyleaves in view

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3819_zpsm8mxjo6d.jpg

 

 

Front flyleaves

a brief writeup of FPDay 2015

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3821_zps6esjmrfm.jpg

 

 

In working with the one you ordered it as a gift to someone else, I found out more about the reasons for the colour scheme ...

They are school colours ..

and subsequenty found the logo of their mascot ...

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3822_zpsliowii8j.jpg

 

and incorporated the logo on the rear flyleaf ..

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3823_zpsfnrsdxkx.jpg

 

Colophon

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3828_zpsaeedtca0.jpg

 

 

Paper is

TOMOE RIVER paper , 52g, Cream

7 Signatures, 10 Folios each.

Total 280 writing pages

 

 

 

Other views

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3820_zpsghvbkjbg.jpg

 

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o704/tmleem4/JOURNALS/2015/204%20FPD2015/204E%20FPD2015%20GEMATEX%20Indian%20Red/DSCF3811_zpshhqjzij0.jpg

 

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Beautiful!!!! And what a nice gift for aggie :-). I know she loves it.

"In the end, only kindness matters."

 

 

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I came upon this link when checking back to the the Platinum Century 3776 PIF thread where Pen2Paper very kindly gifted to me this journal, hand-made by T M Lee. The pics are great, however, to have this carefully & artistically made journal in one's hand is marvelous. IrishEyes is so right, I love my new journal 😊.

 

After seeing how Renée's pen complements the journal, I may have to think of getting one simuliar 😊.

 

If members are interested in a really nice journal just go to Classifieds & check out these. To T M Lee, thank you for posting pics of the work - in - progress.

 

I'd like to repeat the " thank-you " to Pen2Paper that I shared in the PIF thread, for the " Aggie / Reveille " journal.

 

Finding & affixing our faithful mascot, Reveille, was muchly appreciated. Reveille is with me each day while Journaling.

 

When I followed the link here I'd no idea that I would see the beautiful journal with the black and red color scheme, which I thought lovely, how original!!

 

 

aggie

If your out-go is more than your income,

 

Then your up-keep.

 

May be your Down-falll!!!

 

 

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That last one is exceptionally lovely! <3

 

Thanks , the prints are simply beautiful ...

 

 

 

Beautiful!!!! And what a nice gift for aggie :-). I know she loves it.

 

Thanks , yes, I am happy she likes it.

 

 

I came upon this link when checking back to the the Platinum Century 3776 PIF thread where Pen2Paper very kindly gifted to me this journal, hand-made by T M Lee. The pics are great, however, to have this carefully & artistically made journal in one's hand is marvelous. IrishEyes is so right, I love my new journal .

 

After seeing how Renée's pen complements the journal, I may have to think of getting one simuliar .

 

If members are interested in a really nice journal just go to Classifieds & check out these. To T M Lee, thank you for posting pics of the work - in - progress.

 

I'd like to repeat the " thank-you " to Pen2Paper that I shared in the PIF thread, for the " Aggie / Reveille " journal.

 

Finding & affixing our faithful mascot, Reveille, was muchly appreciated. Reveille is with me each day while Journaling.

 

When I followed the link here I'd no idea that I would see the beautiful journal with the black and red color scheme, which I thought lovely, how original!!

 

 

aggie

 

Thanks.

Happy you like it .

 

and pat "reveille"for me too :D

... 665 crafted ... one at a time ... ☺️

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