Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Moon Coptic Journal

My bookbinding team on Etsy put up a challange to design a book for Halloween. I haven't been working with coptic stitch lately, so I thought a journal would be nice. I pulled out this moon paper and went to work.

I started out with 12 gray signatures. Each signature has 10 pages. I stained the edges with cranberry ink.

Then I stitched all the signatures and the covers together using a natural shade of linen thread.

 I stained the outside of the linen thread with the cranberry ink. I choose this new moon inspired paper with the dark tree branches to give it that spookiness and appeal to those twillight fans and zombie lovers.
 Inside I used a crackle paper on the inside cover. I had a spooky tree stamp so I placed it on the first page in the same cranberry ink.

To add another unique element to this new moon journal, I took simular printed paper to the cover and stuck in the center and quarter signatures.

I really enjoyed this challenge, and look forward to creating more journals in the future.

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