I have been working on making hardcover journals for sketching and watercolor painting. When Witchy Challenge -Your Sacred Book came up, I decided to make myself a special commonplace book since I was getting near the end of my current one. Here are photos of the book in progress and my challenge entry.
Since I’m still learning bookbinding, I decided to make one without the black leather I have for the cover and use some faux crocodile fabric to cover this one.
I folded and sewed 125 pages together and covered it. Added some metal corner protectors and then divided it into 3 sections. My last book was a mix of different things but I could categorize them into 3 topics. General/self-care, nature notes, and magickal goodies. In my last book, things were all over the place and not organized. I picked three pictures for the first page of each section and added them.
For certain, some mistakes were made and I’ve learned what to not to do the next go-round.
With my fountain pens attached.
The cover page for my general section.
This starts my section on all things Magickal.
And finally, that start of my nature section.
Back cover and spine.
Now I need to get over the fear of messing it up and just start writing in it!
This is absolutely stunning!
That is simply stunning! What a wonderful skill to have. The images are captivating as well.
Thank you for sharing
Beautiful and inspirational, thank you for sharing.
Happy journaling. …
Looks fabulous. So creative.
Wow! That is absolutely stunning!! I, too, have a hard time writing in lovely notebooks because I am afraid of Messi g them up. Let me know if you find a cure for that!!
Wow that is beautiful. Well done to you!
Oh my! That is gorgeous! Well done! That looks so professional. You did a great job!
Oh my Gods, you made this?! That’s amazing - it looks so awesome! You really have an amazing talent here. I’m with @BryWisteria – I’m sure so many people would pay you for your time and hard work. Of course, it’s a really cool skill to have in general. I love it!
Those is freaking gorgeous!! I actually did a handmade one as well!
Oh wow, that’s a beautiful journal, too! I love it! You both are inspiring me to create one myself! Now I need to research paper and bindings and… ohh so many possibilities!
Very pretty, @Hazel_Rae! I’d expect to find that one at a Bazaar in Cairo or something. Nice!
It has taken me FOREVERRRRR lol thank you so much I’m not usually creative like that but when I started I just couldn’t stop. I remember learning in like middle school how to bind a journal and I just found all the right pieces
I don’t remember anything from Middle School except for how many of the teachers I didn’t like. LOL!
I still remember a poem I memorized in third grade, every word. Not that it does me any good now!