This is the second notebook I’ve made, and I’ve used my own photos taken over the years, which cover the different seasons.
Like the previous one I made, the cover is, again, a cereal box cut to size and covered with gesso and then painted.
The paper I use is 200gsm, which is sturdier than standard copy paper. For extra pockets, I used 3 A5 envelopes with the ends sliced open and popped in 4 mini notebooks which I made up with index cards as pages.
After my last gaffe with the misaligned signatures, I decided to go with just the one signature. The only problem was, with the number of pages I had – 18 sheets of 200gsm and 3 envelopes – it was a bit of a struggle getting the needle through all the pages. Having said that, I quite like the one-signature look.
In total, there are 42 pages (including the 3 envelopes). The overall notebook measures 7.4” x 5.3” (about 18.8cm x 13.5cm), and the mini notebooks are 3.1” x 2.4” (about 7.7cm x 6cm).