Make Your Own Butterfly Notebook

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Introduction: Make Your Own Butterfly Notebook

About: I am a passionate industrial designer that loves to create all kind of things. I also studied some semesters of Robotics at the university. I love learning and teaching as well. If you have any questions abo…

I love to write and study, so I usually need notebooks, sometimes I use those that come for various subjects, but it has always seemed a problem to me that some subjects run out of sheets while others do not, so I decided to make my own notebook, one that sheets can be put in or taken out as desired.

This notebook was made with butterflies since they are my favorite animal, however, you can paint what you love the most and even put your name on it to make it personalized!

Supplies

  • Two thick cardboard (23 x 29 cm)
  • Butter paper
  • Masking tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Resin and its catalyst
  • Sticks for mixing and applying the resin
  • Binding rings
  • Letter size bond paper
  • Index dividers

Step 1: Choosing the Image

Find the image that you like the most of what you love (in my case butterflies and I will leave you attached the image that I found and took from Pinterest for this project)

Print the image.

Draw it on butter paper with a pencil.

Step 2: Copy the Image to the Cover

On a 23 x 29 cm thick cardboard copy the butterflies (for this, the side with which the pencil was drawn is left against the cardboard, masking tape is used on the edges so that it does not move and with a pencil it is colored on the drawn lines of the butterfly)

Step 3: Shadows

Before painting the butterflies to give an interesting effect to the background, you can paint the background with acrylic paint. What I did was, with foam, I took a darker blue and paint the corners and gradually I took a lighter blue and with small strokes with the foam blur the different shades of blue.

Step 4: Paint the Butterflies

To paint the butterflies I used thin brushes. First I painted the lighter parts as beige and then orange, red and blue, when I finished painting the different colors I let it dry and finally I painted black as you can see in the image.

Step 5: Holes and Rings

Make the necessary holes to be able to put the rings later.

Step 6: Resin

Mix the resin and its catalyst in equal parts (or as indicated in the instructions) and apply this on the paint. It is ideal to let it is as smooth as possible and without bubbles. After this let it dry in a ventilated place until the next day.

It will protect the paint and make the cover really hard.

Step 7: Dividers and Sheets

It is necessary to open holes for the spacers if they do not come with the holes for the rings that we are going to put.

I printed the sheets with a grid of different colors (which you can find attached here)

Open holes for the leaves and if desired you can round the corners.

Step 8: Assemble the Notebook

Step 9: Final Images

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    16 Comments

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    moltcraft
    moltcraft

    9 months ago

    The artwork on the book is so good :)

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    917321rakeema
    917321rakeema

    12 months ago

    i love all your idias

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    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 11 months ago

    :D Thank you!!!

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    917321rakeema
    917321rakeema

    Reply 12 months ago

    she did a goodjob

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    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!!! I'm glad you liked it :)

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    AnandM54
    AnandM54

    1 year ago

    Beautiful one... Nice 👏👏

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    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you! I'm glad you liked it 😊

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    creative sam
    creative sam

    1 year ago

    Beautiful butterfly!

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    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you !!! :)

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    Alice Alice
    Alice Alice

    1 year ago on Step 9

    Que bello trabajo, realmente eres una artista. Felicitaciones.

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    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 1 year ago

    Muchas gracias!!! 😊

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Beautiful job on this butterfly :)

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    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you :) !

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    RandiL5
    RandiL5

    1 year ago

    Where did you find the binding rings? I need some of those in my life! I've never seen that kind before, with the bar attaching them together. I've only seen loose rings, and they don't work very well for stuff like this.

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    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 1 year ago

    I bought them on Aliexpress.... and I have seen them on amazon too ;)
    (and they are the best!!! haha... I love them)