〈ad because of brand naming〉Today, you can learn how to bind a fauxdori. In case you follow me on instagram, you might have already seen that I had bought a tool for hole-making at the last creative party at Alexandra Renke. Until recently, the wholes I made when binding traveler’s notebooks or fauxdoris were not very precise and a bit odd. Thanks to this new tool, this isn’t the case any more. In case you are interested in making your own fauxdori as well, here are the instructions:
You need the following materials:
- Hole-making tool with awl
- Paper, size 21×22 cm
- 1 pattern paper, size 21×22 cm
- Robust thread
Ar my fauxdori should be used for”a day in the life” I had printed on the paper upfront. It’s not the first time that I am participating in the project by ali edwards. Here are my other posts about “a day in the life”. Before printing the pages, I had created the pages in a presentation software, e.g. powerpoint. Here, I aligned my motifs in the center and trimmed the pages to fit the size of 21 x 22 cm after printing. Afterwards I folded them in the center and placed one into each other including the patterned paper, which is used as the cover.
For making the holes, I placed the folded paper, into me new tool. It is important that the paper align properly at the bottom. I had fixed the paper with a clips additionally in order to avoid that they move around while making the holes. The upper wooden part of the tool was aligned by using the screw that I could make 4 holes, equally spread, on my paper. On the image above, you could see the pencil marks I made in order to memorize where to punch. I used holes no. 2, 5, 8 and 11. The next step is the binding. In the image below you can see the order by which I went through the holes with the needle and thread. Just start where it says “start” and follow the numbers. At the end you only need to make a knot and you are done.
And finally, I show you the finished “day in the life”-album. In my previous albums, I used the material I had and also documented the same day every 6 months (June and December 2nd). This time, I wanted to try something new and followed ali edwards. She picked November 27th and gratitude. At firs, I was not sure if that was a good choice as my Nov. 27th was going to be a very boring day: all-day-training and dealing with my mails afterwards. Surprisingly, there were quite some things I could be thankful for in the end. For the decorating and creating the fauxdori I used the “day in the life Fall 2018 digital kit“. Normally, I am not a big fan of digital kits, as the print quality is not so good. For this fauxdori-making it was fitting perfectly. Here are the final pages of my fauxdori: