The purchaser wanted a pink journal in similar fashion to the Imagine coptic stitch journal, and in a larger format, as well.
This was a pure joy to work on, although it certainly took time to put together. Each page was watercolored front and back. The cover was, as well, and I hand-lettered the sentiment on the front of the cover with the client’s chosen phrase.
For this journal, I purchased a few special materials to complete it, including actual pink watercolors, pink ribbon and a special gradient embroidery thread for the stitching. I also invested in a curved needle and I cannot sing enough praises for it.
There is a reason, my friends, why coptic stitch binding is also commonly referred to as curved needle stitch. It made a world of difference in my approach with the stitching of the signatures – because it curved right around the binding points, I didn’t have to continuously open and close the pages while I worked, which meant I was able to achieve a much tighter stitch as the end result.
If you are currently doing any coptic stitching with a standard straight needle, I implore you to give yourself a much-needed break and shell out that minimal amount of cash for some curved needles. You can thank me later with a simple sharing of this page with your friends on your social networks. ;)
I suppose if that happens then you’ll see this journal up for sale in the near future. Haha.
Real happy to have this complete, however. Now I get to move on to my next creative project.
If you are interested in purchasing another journal or commissioning a custom piece such as this, please contact me. Other available journals can be located under the “Shop” section on the left-hand side of this web site.
Saved by Grace – Coptic Stitch Journal
5.75″ wide x 9″ tall
Acid-free watercolored bristol paper (100 lb.)
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List of materials:
Strathmore Bristol paper
Winsor & Newton Watercolors
Kuretake Gambi Watercolors
Recollections Bone folder
Martha Stewart scoring board
Fiskars ProCision Rotary Bypass Trimmer
Recollections cutting mat
J.A. Henckles Scissors
Uni-ball Signo pen