One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try. ~ Aristotle
I've taken an interest in bookcrafting. This is the 2nd art journal I've made using a different techinque. It's done with mixed media where I used stamping and collage on archival card stock paper. It's a small book that fits in the palm of the hand.
It's very cute and semi functional. I made the book with book board and binding screws. It makes the book very sturdy but also rigid. The front cover opens about half way. It has a secretive feeling to it like when a kid uses their arm to cover up their work in school. At least, that's what comes to mind. I imagine it would be great if you wanted to jot down notes to self or sketch something while obstructing the view from onlookers. Inside, I used sketching paper cut to size.
At this stage, I'm experimenting with the craft trying out different techniques. Mostly, I'm having fun learning something new. Book binding is an art form which there are many different methods from simple to complex. The artist is only limited by the extent of their imagination.