Hey guys, we all make mistakes, but you can fix them and take your book to the next level in the process. Here are two books that i messed up on... but you'd never know if i hadn't told you, huh?
This clamshell box had a couple of glue stains on the front, so i added the 3 citrus decals to the front as well as the ribbon that matches the sweet-bound book inside the clamshell. the ribbon and the decals make the entire style of the box more cohesive. You can make decals from cut-outs of existing prints or design your own by cutting shapes from solid colored paper.
Here's my coptic binding. See those ties on the front edge of the book? Yeah, i totally punched my cover holes all the way through both covers before i realized that i had them stacked the wrong way. Way to go, Einstein! Now you have to start ALL OVER! Not so fast. I duplicated the holes on both sides of the covers and i tied extra waxed thread into bows. These keep extra notes from slipping out on the go, or slide a pencil in between there and you've got yourself a great little Journal gift!
Don't think you have to give up and start over when you make a mistake or two. Just use your happy little brain and create an aesthetically pleasing solution!
Hope this helps,