Book Making and my book

Well I am in the process of making a Journal. A Book really all it took was me figuring out how the signatures where printed off from my Microsoft Word. So I guess I should explain.

Materials

scissors         Wax             ruler                 awl                needle          waxed thread       polyester embroidery thread   cardboard cotton/ linen fabric(for the mull)

cheap ribbon         bonefolder      pen      your book pages printed        heavy paper for end and begining of book  Fabric for book cover and so sort of hard cardboard .

So step one was to right up what I wanted. So here is my EXERCISE BOOK. SHH!! Don’t tell anyone if you download it.

Step two was to print it out. So I had to figure out how to do that. For Microsoft Word it required me to go in to page Setup and change Multiple pages to Book Fold. Then change the sheets per booklet(signature)(this took a little though because I wasn’t thinking pages I was thinking signature. So lets say I want 4 pages folded in half for a signature. That is 16 pages. If you want 1 page in your signature that is 4 pages. ) Make sure that it looks like this so that it come out correctly you can change and make larger or smaller signatures than I did just remember 4 pages to everyone page of the signature (down below is 4 page signature).

 Margins are changed so be sure they are changed.micro word book settings

Then I had to figure out whether or not my printer duplexes (printed both sides) or not. If it didn’t I would have had to do this manually which can be a pain in the butt but thankfully I have an HP photosmart C309g-m and it did it automatically.  So I printed out the whole book.

Step 3 Required me to fold all the signatures I did this as it was printing so that I wouldn’t get lost in my pages or put them in the wrong places.

Step 4 You can then go through with a bone  folder and make the creases a bit sharper. I skipped this step because well the book I am making is more disposable at the end of the year.

I went to the internet to find a really good way to learn to do all this and came upon Youtube- Sage Reynolds– He has all sort of ways to put a book together whether it is with signatures or not he is your man.   GO to his site and learn what I learned to make a book he shows the whole process of course you will have to find all the videos put hey I did and it was awesome if I do say so my self.

He is the picture of my book I am making it isn’t complete yet but all I have to do is find a cover material I want and some hard cardboard which I am thinking one of the frame stores will probably have..

my book

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