There! I'm sure there is no translation needed for that, so we will move along.
Worked on my journals today. Finished the inside of both practice journals and thought about moving on to 'the real thing'.
|Done! Binding not too bad.|
This afternoon I got one of the old leather cabinet photograph albums out. I cut it apart. (YIKES) As I began to work with it I realized how much damage there was. At one point, I realized there was a piece of wood missing on the inside of the front cover which held the leather in place. OOOOoops. Cut a piece of chipboard and glued it in. Not the same. The album lost some of its beautiful shape. Besides, the top right hand corner was completely missing. HHhhmmmm. What to do.
I had a piece of brown velvet from the erosion bundle project. I cut a piece off and glued it on to the top. After I did that it begged for decoration so I spent the afternoon wrapping and looping pearls, small garnets, swarowski crystals and milagros. I personally like the result, but then you know how I am about jewels.
Not great photo's, the light wasn't right. However, you get the drift. I am filling this journal with 140 lb. white watercolour paper. I think it will be quite beautiful if I can get the binding right. Do I wait for the correct linen thread to come from the states ... or ... do I dive in with what I have? I'm not sure I will be able to wait once I get the signatures together. Oh yes, which reminds me ... I need some tapes for the outside. I want really heavy tapestry ... however, I may have to use the brown velvet I have.
Hope you are all well and happy. Thanks for dropping by. Wouldn't it be lovely if we could have a little chat when you come to visit? Perhaps, one day technology will make it possible. Chat instead of comment. Ha!
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”Theodore Roosevelt
hmmm ... I guess it's the brown velvet. Have no idea where I would get heavy tapestry anyway!