I'm working on another journal made from an old book cover. This one I don't think I'll have to embellish on the outside at all. I think it's beautiful.
This isn't a great picture, but everything is in gold relief. The emblem on the front cover is a gold iris. The cover is slightly distressed but it won't take much to age it a bit more. The gold lettering and swan to me just add a bit of elegance. Much needed for shabby chic junk journals I think.
To get the cover off I used an X-Acto knife and a ruler and my hands. It's that easy.
You just keep going down both sides of the hinge until the entire text block is removed.
There you are! You have removed the guts of the book! You can now use the book pages for anything your heart desires, and you have a cover for journal, or you make a book safe out of it to hide your valuables or your treasured trinkets.
That's all for now, next week I'll post the signature sewing and embellishing! See you then!