From Vintage Book to Handmade Journal - A Cheat's Guide
What you'll learn
- In this class students are going to learn how to chose the right book that will work for this project, how to safely remove the original pages, how to cut new pages and add them to the journal.
- This class does not require any previous knowledge and is suitable for all levels.
If you've admired all those beautiful hand bound journals and junk journals on Pinterest and Instagram, but aren't quite ready yet, to bind your own from scratch. Or maybe, you don't want to invest the necessary time to bind a whole journal and are looking for a simpler and quicker way to create a handmade journal, then this class is for you.
In this Cheat's Guide to Book Binding, you are going to learn how to replace the existing or most of the existing pages of a vintage book with pages and papers that you have chosen. The whole process is really simple and will allow you to create a handmade journal in an afternoon or two.
In this class you are going to find out, which books are suitable for this project, how to remove the existing pages, cut new pages and quickly assemble to new book.
As a bonus, I'll be creating a separate video, in which I'm going to show you additional extras you could add to the book, eg tuck spots, pockets, envelopes and ideas on how to add pictures and photographs.
This class is suitable for beginners to book binding, as I will be guiding you through the process step by step. However, even if you have been binding your own notebooks and books or are a seasoned paper crafter, taking this class will give you another take on book binding and allow you to quickly create a beautiful present for a friend or family member or yourself!
A downloadable PDF will give you a list of all the tools and materials you might need for this class.
Music used is by Hooksounds
Who this course is for:
- Beginners to bookbinding, writers and anyone interested in journaling and creating their own journals, those with a keen interest in re-using and re-purposing materials and of course anyone looking for handmade presents to give to family and loved ones.
My name is Nina Vangerow and I'm self taught artist and teacher and live in a small town in rural Wales, UK with my teenage son and out little terrier Mimi.
Under the name of The Forgotten Bookshop Girl I'm working as a mixed media artist, rebind old books turning them into notebooks, create vintage style Travelers Notebook inserts, work with various forms of image transfers and love working with materials that would normally have ended up in the landfill or is just looking for a new lease of life.
I have always loved anything vintage (I've got an MA in Ancient History) and am more of an analogue person, though I do love the internet and how it opens up the world to us.
Most of my work has definitely a vintage feel or twist, and I'm also very much influenced by the Dada movement, well, the 20's are probably my favourite era.