Book covers for junk journals


I’ve spent my morning creating/recovering two book covers. I carefully removed the contents a couple of days ago and separated the signatures (groups of pages sewn into hardback books) so that they can be used too,Β  although not necessarily in these books.

Both came from a charity shop sale for 50p each. I’ve removed the spine from the green one and replaced it with a wider, new spine. I love how they are coming along thus far and am quite exited about it πŸ˜†β€

I shall decorate the covers a bit once I’ve had a think and a play. Next I will be gathering pages together. I had a big tea dyeing session in the garden yesterday plus I experimented with a watercolour bath using old tubes of paint before they dry up. It did colour those pieces but at the moment only I would notice.

20180504_115832Β The one on the right looks black on my screen but it’s actually a lovely green.


The clips are holding paper in places while it dries.


I’m planning to sew two signatures into each book; I don’t think three would fit as I shall add pockets and tuck shops and other ephemera.

This lovely lady (Gayle Agostinelli) has been a great teacher and source of inspiration…


I’ll show you the pages in the next installment πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting. Bye for now,

Tracey xx ❀


Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

30 thoughts on “Book covers for junk journals”

    1. Thanks Julia 🌹 I’ve not been able to get back to them today. I’ve sorted the pages but I think I need to think it through some more rather than rushing ahead, which I often do. I particularly like the green one with lace. I might add some more stuff to the cover yet.

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        1. Yeah, I don’t want to spoil it by rushing in. Also I have to work with what I’ve got. There’s a few tools I’d really like to get like a crop-a-dile which punches holes and inserts metal eyelets. In the meantime I might try making some experimental ‘softback’ covers for notebooks.
          Thanks my friend xxxx ❀


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