Everyone needs a new journal periodically. I am in a bead embroidery group where I agreed to make a piece of bead embroidery every month. Well, I finally have January done. Yes I am a bit behind but I am happy because I didn't just do the beadwork but I made a journal incorporating it. My beadwork piece is 2 1/4 inches square. I made it to complement fabric I chose for the journal.
When I was done I made a book 5 1/2 x 8 inches. I glued the square of beadwork between a cover board with the square cut out of it and a thin piece of card to back it. This way it is flush with the cover and won't snag putting it in a bookcase or stacking other books on it. I filled the book with drawing paper and watercolor paper. I made 4 signatures wrapping each one in a decorative paper to go with the cover. I'm very happy with how it turned out and hope I don't need to do too much changing or adapting for the next book. If I have my math right and wrote the corrections down I'll be okay!
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