Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Technical Ability: Easy
Safety Instructions: When using with spray adhesive and fixative, be sure to work in a well ventalated area as the chemicals may be dangerous to inhale.
Materials: Spray Adhesive, Hemp Cord, Comic Book, Sketch book or Notebook, Cardstock, Hole punch or 3 hole punch, paper cutter or ruler and exacto knife, scissors, Fixative (optional)
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Step 1: Preparing Paper
Rip paper out of sketchbook or notebook. Cut off fringe using the paper cutter (or ruler and exacto knife). Cut several papers at once (5 of less) to save time. The number of pages in the book is optional. We bought a sketch book that had 80 pages, so we put 20 pages into each book.
Step 2: Cutting Pages
Cut papers (5 or less at the same time) to fit into comic book. Number of pages in total is up to individual.
Step 3: Measuring and Hole Punching
Put 5 pages into the comic book and hole punch. It’s important to mark off where the holes are, so additional pages will line up.
Step 4: Support for Cover
Cut and hole punch the cardstock to use for cover.
Step 5: Spray Adhesive
Use spray adhesive for the cardstock and the comic book cover to reaffirm it. Do this in a well ventilated area.
Step 6: Binding
Cut hemp string and tie the pages into the book
Step 7: Waterproofing
Spray fixative to make a waterproof sealant
Be sure to do this in a well-ventilated area.
Step 8: Enjoy!
Enjoy the finished sketchbook!