I love working on thick paper.
I had a problem:
I wanted to pick the type of paper that I wanted to use in a custom-made art journal and 140 lb. paper does not do well folded into signatures.
What I used:
- Two Strathmore Mixed Media Pads, separated and reserving the hard back of the pad
- Lineco Binder’s Thread
- Lineco Binder’s Needles
- Lineco 2″ Self-Adhesive Book Repair Tape
Instructions for the binding: Single Sheet Coptic
You will notice that my art journal doesn’t have a pretty cover. Most likely I will create a slip cover with a large sheet of drawing paper.
I was not too careful about the placement of the tape. It will be covered up later on.
This was an experiment because I wanted to address the loose leaf sheets of paper in my studio.
This technique will work well with watercolor paper, bristol, cardstock – any paper that is too thick to fold into signatures.
I have done paper hole punching and fastening with binder rings and I’m not a big fan of the look.
The loose leaf pages could have gone into a box – and forgotten.
Overall, I am very happy with the outcome. I hope you try it too.