I had mentioned in my previous post that I have a cobbled together “Press”. Here is what I use to put heavy pressure on the book covers I make after I have glued the papers on the chipboard.
The paper pad I used for this journal is “No Limits” by Heidi Swapp and sold at Michaels.
Joe wanted a tabbed divider between the lined paper and the graph paper. Let me tell you, that took some experimenting to cover the tab. I ended up using two different papers in the ‘No Limits” paper. The next one I make I will have to cut the tabbed divider to the same size as the pages within the book instead of the same size as the front and back cover as I did here.
This is the tab.
The grid paper I have in this journal is printed with some special ink that does not reproduce. Joe can draw out his design then make a photo copy of it. The blue lines will disappear leaving only his drawings and notes. This grid paper was very difficult to photograph. I had to just about stick my nose up against the paper to get a good photo.
I asked Joe to pick out some decorative pieces from the Heidi Swapp paper pad. He told me where he wanted these items to be placed. Using the papers and a few Tim Holtz things from my stash I glued the items on the front. Everything is a single layer.
This is the tag bit from “No Limits”. Joe wanted this book to reflect an attention to “Detail” and I did my best to meet his request.
Joe wanted this journal item in his book and I found a place for it. I added some black arrows to copy the larger white arrow of the journal item.
Joe created his “This Book Belongs To” sort of page. He found some old photos of the airplanes he used to fly in his crop dusting business long before I met him. He has personalized his book 😀 The brown chipboard behind this sheet is what I covered in the previous photos.
When I presented the finished book to Joe this was his final reaction. Declaring loudly while clutching the book to his chest he said “MINE”! I guess that means he likes it 😀
Now it is time to get back in my craft room and get back to the task of purging. That room is a catastrophe!
Maybe I should save this photo for Wednesday and the “What’s On Your Work Desk Wednesday”. A little shame never hurt anyone. However, I think I have a lot to be shameful of
Oh well….NEXT TIME I’ll put stuff away when I finish with it