I cut the book down the center of the spin and removed the board in the spine. I folded the cut edges over onto the covers and glued them down. I used a pair of pages from the book as end papers, choosing images from the very beginning of the book and one from the very end, both of lion parents offering up their cub over Pride Rock. I also put an illustration from the book on the first page of each signature. I taped these illustrations in with a decorative red and white masking tape, which shows at the spine and provides extra decoration.
This little journal has four signatures of six folded sheets each for a total of 48 pages (96 both sides). It's one of the few coptic sitch books I've done that really looks good and neat. I don't need to be ashamed to show this one.