♠ Posted by ArtMuse in Crafty Crafts at 7:57 AMThis year I'm teaching 2 different classes, a sketching and painting class and my usual crafts class. In preparation for them I came across a very cute tutorial on how to create a sketch book using duct tape. I'm teaching middle school children so I don't want anything overwhelmingly challenging and this sketchbook video is a perfect way to hand-make your own sketchbook. I think it will make the perfect companion for preliminary painting sketches and studies.
'Quick & Easy Hardback Sketchbooks'
· Cardboard, Matboard, or shirt box cardboard cut into 2 8 ½ x 6” pieces
· Duct Tape(OPT: Can use colored duck tape)
· 6 sheets of white printer paper.
· Metal or wood ruler
o Lay the cardboard covers on the sticky side of the tape leaving a gap between the pieces. Place a piece of duct tape over it and really press it down creating a crease where the gap was.
o Fold printer paper in half and lay it open with the center fold lined up with the crease. Turn book over so tape side is up and staple.
o To staple, place rubber eraser under the book and opening the stapler, staple through book into rubber eraser. Use ruler to fold down opened staples.