Tuesday, July 12, 2011

mini books

 Working on making mini books:

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What I used to make this book:
  • Epoxy Glue (it really fracken stinks)
  • Big book binder clips (you know, the fancy schmancy expensive ones that I steal from work)
  • Paper (8.5 x 11, cut in half and folded)
  • 2 metal rulers
  • My PaperCutter (best thing I've ever purchased, at least craftwise)
  • Scrapbooking paper - This paper made my day when I found it. It reminds me of a tattoo that I'd like to get. Speaking of which, I'm really jonesing for a new tattoo. But that's a topic for another day.
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Here's how I did it:
  • Cut the notepad paper
  • Folded it in half and stacked the pages between rulers
  • Clipped paper with 2 clips between rulers (so no clip marks on pages)
  • Folded the outer paper to match one edge (left extra length), glued
  • Folded 2nd edge
  • Clipped again to hold in place (used 3 on the top)
  • Let dry
Here's what I learned:
  • Epoxy glue stinks.
  • I needed more glue than I thought I did (I did it 3x because I was too frugal with the glue)
  • I'm all thumbs man. Seriously. I know that doing new projects is a bit awkward until you learn the skill, but man this one was a bit of a fandangle as I manipulated the clips while trying to keep pages aligned!
But whatever. I love my new little booklet. I need to buy more paper and make more. I just love the cover!

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