These "Faux Dori" journals are easy to construct and do not require any sewing or bookbinding skills.
Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board, but you can cut these from any material. After cutting, you can dig right in and start decorating the cover.I painted mine and then distressed it with Eileen Hull's Clearsnap ColorBox Blends Inks. These inks are one of the industry's best kept secrets. The highly pigmented inks make distressing easy to to do and the inks will not run or fade like some distressing inks.
To bind this, I used ribbon and elastic and tied them in middle of the journal. The elastic will hold in the inserts, yet allow them to be removable.
The photo above shows how the two pieces are glued together. It also shows how the inserts were tucked in the elastic.
You can put a lot of inserts in the journal. Like the journal cover, you can embellish the inserts too.
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I love old papers...especially photos. I made another journal with leather paper that I embossed. This journal reminds me of vintage souvenir photo albums. I love that I was able to emboss the cover and that the embossing fits perfectly across the width of the album. Simple and Easy. I'm considering making several similar journals with old family photos for holiday gifts.
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