PDF Tutorial for Refillable Handmade Journal Base

PDF Tutorial for Refillable Handmade Journal Base



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Tutorial for the Refillable Journal Binding designed by Elis Cooke

This tutorial was designed for those who wish to make, decorate and personalize their own refillable journal/ sketch book or art journal. This edition DOES NOT INCLUDE HOW TO DECORATE a journal.

This 56 page step-by-step instruction tutorial, complete with photos and text demonstrates my original binding technique for a refillable journal with 4 folio sections which can hold over 100 pages. The unique binding makes changing, moving and adding pages effortless. This journal is made with 2 sturdy canvas panels as the covers. It has a flexible spine of handmade book cloth so it opens flat for ease of writing or sketching. The elastic which keeps it closed can also be used as a bookmark. These refillable journals make great art journals as you can easily remove your page to work on it with wet media, and then replace it once it dries.

This tutorial is clearly laid out to be suitable for beginners as well as those with craft or book art experience.

The tutorial includes:

Tools and Materials Master List
Instructions for Making Handmade Bookcloth
Instructions for Building the Journal
Instructions for Binding the Refillable Journal
Instructions for Adding or Changing Paper
Table of Measurements for Different Journal Sizes

As the tutorial was designed for those who wish to decorate and personalize their journal themselves, this edition DOES NOT INCLUDE HOW TO DECORATE a journal.

This PDF tutorial is for personal use and gifts.

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My co-author and I are available to answer any questions you might have. Our email addresses are included on page 3 of the tutorial.

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227 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Glenda B Nov 24, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for sharing this great tutorial. I really like that this journal is refillable- and done in clever fashion. Very glad I purchased this. Excellent!

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Reviewed by Inactive Jan 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Nice tutorial. Exactly what I was looking for.

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Reviewed by Anonymous Nov 11, 2012

Zuli Oximoxi Apr 1, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Very detailed and descriptive. I also now have an even greater appreciation for the work that went into the journals I purchased

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