I just spent two entire evenings binding my own journal. Why, in heaven’s name, why??? Well.. I’ve had trouble finding a watercolor journal that I like. This way I get to choose the paper, size and orientation. I’ll use it to draw and paint in after I finish my current one. It’s full of lucious, cream colored 300 g Fabriano Artistico smooth watercolor paper. For variation, I’ve thrown in a few sheets of colored paper and white drawing paper. Here are the instructions I used: http://www.cat-sidh.net/Tutorials/Binding.html . I’m not sure they’re 100% waterproof, but it’s a start.
The ragged edges on the left at the edges of the watercolor paper. I decided to keep them and I think it looks sort of nice.