Introduction: Rebinding a SketchBook Using Wasted Cardboard

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My old sketchbook was falling apart, it wasn't filled up yet, I wanted to keep using it, it had the correct rings for rebinding, and there was a lot of cardboard. Enough said.... My art teacher even gave me a grade for it! (I got full credit) The result is an interesting looking sketchbook, fully rebinded with sturdy cardboard, and with minimal waste. It's cheaper than buying a new sketchbook, and it gives your creations a new life.

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spacepirate04 (author)2010-01-01

 Awsome job if you would paint it ,it would look better keep up good work!

Painting it might soak and warp the cardboard, though. It'd have to be put on very thinly, right?

if you put on a thin enough coat to kind like just to give a stained color would look nice just don't over do it with paint.

Yeah, that's a good idea. Or actual wood stain, if that's the effect you want. I used it on a cardboard project once and it worked very nicely :)

I don't know whether to paint it or not. I love the way it looks without it, but it does look plain... If I do paint it, I'll make some TRON-style stencils and paint circuit board patterns on it in different colors...

billbillt (author)MattGyver922011-04-17

The pressure contact plastic sheets inside an old keyboard look "Tronish".

DucttapeNinja (author)2010-01-18

Now that's just pretty. The wire was a brilliant idea, and the pencil holder/latch works very well aesthetically, too.

ChrysN (author)2010-01-01

Nicely done!

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