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I made a sketch book that I can take along with me.  It has elastic to hold some pens and pencils and a pouch for an eraser or pencil sharpener.  You can add more paper when you use it up and take your artwork out and store it. This sketch book is made from corrugated cardboard, duct tape and other items you may have lying around.
 
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Step 1: What you will need

Picture of What you will need
Materials:
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cardboard coffee sleeves
  • Duct tape
  • Screw Posts
  • Paint
  • Elastic
  • Small magnet
Tools:
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Utility knife
  • Ruler

Step 3: Pencil holder

I measured out 4-5 holes, 1 cm apart on the centre of the cardboard towards one side. I fed the elastic through the end hole and stitched the elastic through the holes forming loops to hold the pencils.  I taped up the back with duct tape to secure the ends.

Step 4: Background

I had a few cardboard coffee cup sleeves lying around which had some interesting textures.  I decided to use this as a background.  I needed about four of these, I glued them onto the back of the cardboard piece with the pencil holder. Once the glue had dried, I trimmed off the sleeves where they overhang at the edges.
Great idea!!
ChrysN (author)  CommanderCookie7 months ago

Thanks!

Oh, this is so nice!!
ChrysN (author)  emilyvanleemput7 months ago
Thanks!
isacco1 year ago
I like this sketchbook very much!
I would have used a magnet instead of velcro for the front cover.
All of your instructables are great!
Isacco
ChrysN (author)  isacco1 year ago
Thank you! I magnet is a great idea, velcro doesn't work well after a while, I also find it collects a lot of lint, LOL.
handprints1 year ago
How do you get your curves cut out sooooo nicely? Other than a sharp blade. Any special tips?
ChrysN (author)  handprints1 year ago
I have no idea, LOL.
kmac11 year ago
Your sketch book is really cool. The design elements on the front are fun and colorful and I love the play of textures and depth. Very, very cool!
ChrysN (author)  kmac11 year ago
Thanks!
sunshiine1 year ago
ChrysN,
You always amaze me! This is awesome!
sunshiine
ChrysN (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thank you sunshiine!
Very ingenious ChrysN! Good job.
ChrysN (author)  Creativeman1 year ago
Thanks!
rimar20001 year ago
Very artistic!
ChrysN (author)  rimar20001 year ago
Thanks!
I love it! I'm gonna make one now.
This is so creative!! I have to make this next weekend! :D
This is adorable and it came out amazingly well!
ChrysN (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
Thanks!