About the Size Journal #3
March 15th, 2008 | Link
Last bit of the cover stock from the damaged poster. This is the Buttonhole Stitch Binding from Keith Smith’s Non-Adhesive Bindings book. I didn’t fold the cover all the way over to the spine in this one, just made flaps like a dust jacket, and the spine is only folded double from where the cutout is made. The result is that the spine doesn’t feel as substantial to me as the others did (only two layers instead of three), and I found when I pulled the threads tight I wore grooves in the edges where the threads went over the top and bottom. But I like the way the vertical threads cross the horizontal lines in the drawing.
The journal measures 4-1/2 inches wide by 5-3/4 inches high and has 192 pages in 8 sections. The pages are 24lb Mohawk Superfine. (It only takes three sheets of paper to make these journals, so it’s going to take me a while to get through that 100 sheets I bought thinking it was heavier paper.)
One thing I am very happy about is that this is the first set of photos I’ve taken using my new light box and lamps where I didn’t do any post processing on the image except to crop it. The trick seems to be (1) using the Custom White Balance setting on the camera to get rid of the color cast, and (2) over-exposing the image a third of a stop.
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