I stepped into the waters of DIY yesterday. Usually it doesn’t work to well for me, but this time I was pleasantly surprised.
But when I saw this tutorial by Sea Lemon I wanted to try it.
I recently filled my last sketchbook (yes, almost every page is chock-full, and it surprised me too). Since I needed a new one, but didn’t want to buy one right now, and I decided to use a floppy sketchbook to make me a small book-like one.
One that could hopefully fit my next picture book. I’ve been working on ideas, but writers block has been messing with me and so I hoped that having a small sketchbook that’s like it’s own picutre book could help me.
- 15 pages from an old sketchbook (like this one)
- 1 colorful folder (like these, but mine came from Staples. I cut it to size once I sewed the pieces together)
- Embroidery floss (I used cobalt blue, and waxed it with beeswax)
For the directions check out the video, because it totally works. Plus, I think I found a favorite new channel.
My book has some rough edges, but I like it and can’t wait to cover the front and inside with sketches — and hopefully work out my next book in it.