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I've been thinking of ways to make my own journals after I saw one in a store that had covers made out of an old Trivial Pursuit box. (I think whoever did it had a binding machine, which I kind of covet.)

One technique I learned awhile ago was how to marble paper using - of all things - shaving cream. It seems like a great way to spice up a potentially blah journal cover by making a marbled paper journal cover, or some such thing (or even creating a new cover).

You can find out how to do it through this handy guide.

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Date: 2011-10-07 02:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arliss
If you do medieval bindings, you don't need a binding machine--a small-diameter paper punch strong enough to punch tagboard, or an awl, will do. Plus, medieval bindings lie flat for writing--always a bonus.

You can use anything to cover your boards--why not experiment with marbling the edges of your page block?

The very expensive Roma Lussa journals by Cavallini have marbled page edges.

I think they look fantastic. You could also do marbled end papers,
and use something more tactile on or for the covers.

Just food for thought.

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