Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a coptic bound board book that I created to use as a junk journal. I started with a Little Golden Book and then added Alice in Wonderland themed patterned papers, calendar pages, envelopes, and cardstock to create two different sizes of signatures. I bound the signatures together by hand and colorful plastic charms to the binding. There are several fantastic chipboard designs that are perfect for Alice fans that I also used on the cover and on some of the inner pages. This is the second coptic bound book that I have made, and it is worth the time to get this finished result!
I stitched together 4 full size signatures and two mini signatures to create this album. I only added charms down the binding of the middle two signatures so that the album would lay flat and not be hindered when opening and closing the covers. The We’re All Mad title and 10/6 card are from the We’re All Mad Words Set. I used a paint marker to color the chipboard pieces before adhering them to the book cover.
I put together a small shaker feature using ATC Trading Coin pieces, small chipboard hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades, and some light blue flock.
I embellished the front cover and binding to the max, so I kept the signatures simple. Each of the four large signatures has a chipboard character from the Mad Set on the first page. I colored these figures black to create a shadow silhouette. I would have loved to have painted the characters in a lifelike way, but that is beyond the scope of my abilities!
I cut down 12×12 patterned papers to create the large signatures and didn’t want anything to go to waste. I put together two small signatures with one piece of patterned paper and a couple pages of white cardstock. I added ribbon ties to close each signature.
I plan to work on filling the inner pages with artwork and journaling over time. I have some wonderful Alice in Wonderland paper dolls in my stash that will look great in this book.
Other Supplies: White Cardstock; Limited Edition Alice in Wonderland Junk Journal Kit: Clique International; Alice in Wonderland Little Golden Book; Paint Pens: Uni-Posca; Plastic Charms; Waxed Rainbow Thread