The Booksmith Traveling Journal Kit

A Comprehensive Guide to Building the Original Booksmith Traveling Journal Kit!

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Welcome to the online school of Booksmithing! This kit may look like an unassuming junk journal from the outside, but inside you will find a place to house extra ephemera, loose pages, photographs, textiles, trims, writing utensils, charms, adhesives and more!

A generous pocket graces the inside cover, followed by a removable, junk journal style notebook ready to decorate and on the inside of the back cover, a wooden, lidded box with many compartments to stash your tools of the trade!

In this course, we will be building the entire project from scratch. We begin with the main book cover construction, followed by the 3 interior elements (front pocket, notebook w/binding the pages and finally the wooden art box). Although this is an advanced class, if you have taken any of my book making course before, you may find some elements easier to make as I take some tried and true techniques that I have developed over the years and build on those to adapt them for use as a kit instead of a book.

There are no out-of-the-ordinary supplies to purchase, unless you want to! Most supply items are probably something you already have in your stash if you are a crafter/bookmaker. Please see the info video for more information and feel free to contact me anytime with any questions before purchase. If you do not know how to use an online school like Teachable, I have a free course about Embellishing on my courses page. By enrolling in that course, you can get familiar with the website and how a class is presented, at no cost to you! A huge thank you to all!

*The legal stuff I have to say ;) ....

*So, first off...I want you to make stuff from the skills I teach and sell that stuff, if you want to!

***But, the contents and techniques in this tutorial are the exclusive property of Nik the Booksmith©, hence students should not share, sell, re-teach or reproduce these tutorials in any form, including but not limited to: lending out or sharing downloaded files whether by emailing, downloading onto drives or media to share with someone who did not purchase the class or other digital sharing, videos, blogs, sharing logins or passwords for Teachable accounts, nor in person by holding classes or workshops whether in public or private gatherings. This is an online course, no physical items will be sent to you. Students will be responsible for gathering their own supplies. Sales of products resulting from any Nik the Booksmith technique should be limited to a small business scale. (i.e. less than 500 sales per year). For larger commercial rights of sale or use of techniques, please contact instructor for details.

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Nik the Booksmith
Nik the Booksmith

Hello, it's great to meet you! I'm Nik and I live in Colorado, USA. For the past few years, I've produced videos of my work on YouTube. You may know me from there! All my life, I have been an artist, but I really found my calling with bookmaking. After developing tried and true methods of creating uniquely styled books, I have jumped into the world of online teaching. From this platform, I can interact with thousands of students worldwide, spreading good cheer and Booksmithing techniques! Feel free to contact me and ask questions, if you like. Also, check out my YouTube channel (Nik the Booksmith) for a look at past and present work and also course information videos. =)

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