'Seasons' Notebook

This is the second notebook I’ve made, and I’ve used my own photos taken over the years, which cover the different seasons.

‘Seasons’ notebook
Back cover

Like the previous one I made, the cover is, again, a cereal box cut to size and covered with gesso and then painted.

Cover prep
Painted cover

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.

Mini notebooks
Inside of mini notebook
Inside 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).