I am so stoked with how this turned out. It's my second go at coptic binding and I'm pretty sure I nailed it this time (well aside from the few torn bits but they don't count). Used a pad of 18x24" Stratford 80lb drawing paper for the bulk of it (the covers are the board from the back). Bound with waxed cotton thread, I only had black and white waxed linen and neither looked right.
Here's the inside of the front cover. I love this paper. I only had one sheet so the inside of the back cover is a different one I had on hand. I almost can't wait to fill up my current journal with this beauty waiting for me!
And a couple of pages:
Yesterday's page, "Reassemble Me."
Spread from today, "Walk Away." Side note, freaking love this background, it looks like leather in real life. I really wish I could remember what I did. I do know tissue paper and gel medium were involved.