Monday, August 05, 2013

Chalkboard Journals


Another great idea from me. Chalkboards on journal covers! And each one features some of my own hand-marbled paper too. I think these might serve as a perfect any-occasion book. The chalkboard area on the front cover can be changed as often as you like. Perfect for a cottage guestbook, where you can change the date or add a message for special events. Or keep it on the table in the front hallway, where you can jot quick reminders to the family as they are coming and going! It could be your bedside journal, for quick thoughts when you are half asleep - rewrite them inside the book, more coherently in the morning when you're fully awake! This book could also work as a sketchbook since it opens perfectly flat and has heavy paper inside. Write your daily inspirations on the front cover. Let me know in the comments if you have other suggestions for these journals.

4 comments:

Lucia Sasaki said...

Hi Rhonda, greetings from Guarulhos city, Brazil.
Congratulations for your chalkboard journals, indeed it is a good idea.
I liked too much your marbled papers.
Thanks for sharing.

Lucia

Rhonda Miller said...

thank you Lucia!

MJ said...

What is the stitch you use on these? I keep trying to find out how to do this binding but I don't know where to start looking!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are bound using a chain stitch. Which is a very general term used to apply to any binding where a chain is formed across the spine. A lot of people refer to it as a Coptic binding... although that's not very accuracte. Here's a post I did about the history of the chain stitch...
http://myhandboundbooks.blogspot.ca/2010/07/little-history-of-chain-stitch.html

And a list of resources and tutorials that I collected and posted on the BEST blog a while back...
http://www.bookbindingteam.com/2008/11/chain-stitch-tutorials.html