Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Sketchbook: re-purposed/renewed and easy to make.
So I made this sketchbook from one full sized sheet of Aquella watercolor paper that you fold and tear accordion style. This ensures that I have quality paper which is a trade up from most watercolor sketchbooks. The best part... no weaving pages. The mask material is left over from a quilt I made long ago but never finished. It is wrapped over scrap matte board. The ribbon and embellishment were woven to wrap around the button to close the book. The entire project took me 1/2 day to make and so much cheaper and better than a $20-$30 sketchbook mass produced. Also since there is maybe 30 pages front and back you get that sense of accomplishment when you fill the sketchbook all the quicker. For all you prolific Urban Sketcher who are ready to take your work to the next level, I highly recommend trying your hand at making a sketchbook.- Feather