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    OKay, last one, sign me up!!

    Can an accordion book work for this or does it need to be bound? I guess I need to know pages and etc, how many pages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithu View Post
    OKay, last one, sign me up!!

    Can an accordion book work for this or does it need to be bound? I guess I need to know pages and etc, how many pages?
    These are not Moleskine or other commercially made books; they are hand-made books. If you want to make your deco in an accordion style, that's fine. But they're probably easier to make using signatures and binding the signatures together.

    Unlike the Moley exchanges, these little books won't have tip-in pages. Each artist works directly on the pages of the deco books, so it's important to use quality art papers (i.e. mixed media, watercolor, etc.) for the pages of the books. I suggest no lighter than around 100# weight.

    I would say probably no larger than 4"x6" for this group. An accordion moley is 3.5"x5.5", so that would be comparable.

    As for the pages, that's 14 pages....7 sheets folded. If you can't do them all in one signature (or however you want to bind your deco), you can always to 2 signatures with 4 sheets each.

    The 14 is if you want this deco to go just this round. You can always add more pages than the minimum.

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    Sounds like a plan! I have a whole ton of watercolor paper calling my name.

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    So an 8"x12" sheet folded...7 folded, equaling 14, need to bind myself. Okay!!

    I've got my drill ready and some cord that I have been really wanting to use up!

    Please communicate as to what the next step will be.

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    FYI I found this website here

    Looks simple. This is for anyone wondering about it.

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    Will add you, then, Mere! Now, I need to make a new thread so we can hash out mailing details and themes.

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    Can't wait

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    Alright! No new thread needed, as Carole changed the thread title for us!

    Now, I need to know about your themes and when we're going to mail out these little gems.

    Carole just reminded me that because we are mailing books, we'll need to do a RR mailing.

    Round Robin (RR) mailing: each person mails to someone different each month.

    5 of the participants are in the US, and 1 in the UK. If we do RR mailing, I'll need to come up with a rotation schedule that has each of us mailing to the each other participant once. Unfortunately, Shirley, each book you receive will be an international mailing.

    One more item of note. I will send out a PM to request RL info: mailing address, phone number, e-mail. Once I've collected all of that info (Robin, I have yours), I will PM that info to each of you.

    If you need a starter on how to make your deco, go to Go Make Something - World's Most Basic Deco to get started, or try their House Deco using the same techniques. You can make these in any shape you want, so let your imagination soar!
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    No problem - as these are little books I can hack it!!
    Will send info on size of my book and theme tomorrow - I need to brainstorm (in my sleep lol)

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    Oooo I am so excited right now I am beside myself. This is going to be uber-fatastically fun!!!!!!!!

    Now, a theme, hmmm?

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    My theme will be " Butterflies "

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    Loving your theme Robin! That link to the tutorial was very helpful to me. My theme is going to be Trees.

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    Thank Meredith for the links. I had lost them a while ago, and she posted to the World's Easiest page.

    I'll start a list of themes.

    Mine is going to be "monochromatic purple." You can use any combination of colors in the purple family you wish in your spread. The subject is your choice.

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    I've had a stressful night, so I, too, need to think of a theme. I'll send tomorrow.

    One question: do the book covers have to be made from paper, too? I have some small mini albums I use for scrapbooks and they have chipboard covers. Is that too heavy/bulky? (I would make pages sized based on those covers, NOT just use the album pre-made.)

    I feel like such a mewbie with this question...what is a signature? Is that the binding?
    (I mis-typed the m for an n but left it because it looks cuter that way!)

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    If you look at some books, they have sewing down the middle of the sections. Each of those sections of pages is a signature. The ones that are sewn and bound usually hold up longer. (I say usually, because I have a book at home that I need to re-bind and it has sewn signatures!)

    If you take a look at the tutorial thread for the basic deco, the author recommends card stock, but if you have a strong enough punch, chipboard should be fine for your covers. Just keep in mind that you may have to change the way you bind your covers to compensate for the added thickness.

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    Like your theme too Melissa! That leaves it open to lots of fun!

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    Wow I cannot get over this, it is going to be so great - and the themes are looking very inspiring
    Have had a good night's sleep and knotty problems usually solve themselves - somehow - in the night. I always tell my husband and daughter that in my essay writing days if I got all the material together and then slept, I could write the essay much more easily, though they both think that is rubbish
    So - I would like to have a colour theme subject too, please.
    I have just done a journal page so I am loving the idea of the colours I used in that - red, black and neutral (cream, grey, white etc) - for my pages - which means the subject of the pages is open (well mostly! but please not cute (as someone said of clowns! so sorry but I really really really don't like cute))

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    Got you updated Shirley.

    I also updated mine, as I am one who doesn't like clowns.

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    Okay here's mine:
    angels and demons,
    I do not like clowns either...lol.

    I was thinking the war on good vs.evil...
    Everyone can, take it for what you will. good evil, or angels demons. This means if the page depicts good vs. evil and there is not an angel in the scene I won't be mad.

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    Melissa- is this okay or am I crazy???

    Artists crazy?? What stereo-type??

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