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This tutorial is all about how to make Japanese stab-bound books - which are perfect for use as a sketchbook, scrapbook, journal or traditional photo album.

This is an instant download in pdf format, in full colour: with hand-drawn illustrations and lots of photographs.

This tutorial will tell you all you need to know:

* How to make 4-hole albums with covers which have a separate spine

* Traditional stab binding

* Cross-binding - two variations

* How to make an album with more than 4 holes

* Page/spine spacers, for bulky artwork

* Tips and tricks on how to stitch huge albums and ultra-heavy page blocks, so they don't come apart

* How to tell paper direction

* How to cut board safely

* How to laminate papers for your covers

* Suggestions on how to choose papers

* How to make albums archival - advice on inks, papers, photo paper and printing ink if printing your own photographs

* Advice on making your album or scrapbook an heirloom for the future

Over 30 pages, including a little gallery with closeup shots to give ideas and inspiration.

Now available for instant download!

Japanese Stab-bound Albums - tutorial showing albums with 4 holes and more, two styles of binding, fully illustrated


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  • Craft type: Scrapbooking
  • Instant Digital Download: 2 TXT, 1 PDF included
  • Materials: digital, online, tutorial, illustration, photographs, how to, instructions, demo photographs
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