Cover concept idea

Since the beginning of the Material-Process-Print project I have known that I want to cover the spiral binding somehow. I think the plastic spiral won’t look good, instead it will make the book look cheap. In the first workshop Alistair mentioned full and half Canadian binding which made me start thinking about options for covering the spiral binding. When I googled the full/half Canadian binding I found the picture above. That is exactly what I want to do! That would be perfect for covering the horrible plastic spiral. Also I don’t think it would be too difficult to construct.

Yesterday I started researching tutorials about my cover concept. Because I don’t know that that is called exactly, it was quite difficult to find tutorials about it. The reference picture that I found in the beginning was labeled as “hidden wire-o binding” so I tried to find videos with that search word but nothing useful came up. I was already starting to get frustrated until I happened to come across a video on YouTube that is exactly what I was looking for. I am so happy that I found it. It explains the process clearly and I am sure I will be able to do my cover by following those instructions. In the video the use half a cardboard roll to cover the spine. The only thing that I still need to figure out though is how to cut the cardboard roll into half.

Here is a link to the tutorial video: Vintage Journal Tutorial


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