A little blurry but a nice little vid of a handmade journal filled with art. Love the Hedgehog binding and the finished journal. It’s quite nice.
This is perhaps my favorite of all the NotaMax videos, all you can hear in it is the crisp sound of pages turning.
Another NotaMax creation for Inspiration Saturdays.
I’ve only got 3 in the picture below but I put 4 more hedgehogs up on etsy. All leather covers and a variety of paper colors on the inside. You can see them all here.
I just listed a bunch of recycled sign vinyl journals to etsy, 7 total; 4 with snow white covers waiting to be decorated and 3 with harvest orange covers. I also listed 2 more sets of matchbook notebooks. You can see them here.
Take a look at this book. It measures 9×12 inches and has 192 pages. The paper is 60lb drawing paper and will handle just about any media. The cover is stiff smooth black cowhide. Features a flap and strap closure. The binding is a longstitch with linking and a keyhole cut into the spine. I have a lot more pics on my flickr page. This one is sold (custom order) but I’m working on another in golden yellow deer hide.
This large 6×9 inch journal is entirely handmade. The cover is hand cut from a smoothly textured jet black cowhide. the spine of this journal is 1.5 inches thick.
The inside pages are 160 unlined 110lb cardstock. The color of these pages is a warm cream color. The texture of the pages is perfect for writing and sketching. The paper is acid free. It’s a wonderful thick paper perfect for writing with a heavy fountain pen, no feathering or bleed through in my experience. It’s a lovely paper.
The pages are hand sewn to the cover with unbleached naturally colored Irish linen thread. It’s been lightly waxed to prevent fraying and tangling during sewing. The sewing style on this journal is a variation of the long stitch. The there are 3 keyholes that peak through the cover to the folded edges of the paper.
The back cover folds over the front to form an envelope style flap. This protects the inner pages from damage but also holds everything secure. It expands allowing you to stuff as much onto these pages as possible. From the flap emerges a long matching leather strap that ties around the journal and to itself to hold everything inside securely. With 160 pages to glue or stuff into this could end up being a very thick journal.
ON etsy here.
So this little beauty is a miniature moleskine. It’s stitched with hand waxed cotton thread. The spine was clamped and glued by hand with acid free flexible glue. The cover is a vinyl plastic coating just like a real moleskine. Inside are 32 pages of cream colored heavy paper. The bookmark is naturally colored hemp and in the back is a pocket. Holding the whole thing shut is an elastic.
A comment was made about mini books and I’ve made them in the past, so I thought I’d make a few more. These measure 1×1 inch and about 1/4 inch thick. The stitching is smythe or hedgehog/moleskine style. Working in this size was not compatible with my full sized tools, so I made a few mini tools- including a sewing cradle an an awl. For folds and scoring I might have to look into making some sort of folder.
I finished taking pictures of the matchbook notebooks this morning and I posted 3 sets to etsy. I just got done with it a few minutes ago. I decided last minute to put a set up on eBay and I’ll have that up ASAP. It’s always fun to put stuff up for auction and watch the bidding.
Here are some pictures of the items on etsy: