Thursday, December 23, 2010
Make a box for your 5x7 inch sketchbook pages
I created a box pattern that would hold my 5x7" watercolor pages. (email me and I'll send you the pdf of the pattern.) I used rosin paper for the box, gessoed it and painted it with acrylics.
I used a couple of stencils and spray gesso
One of my hand carved stamps, and added some color.
I collaged the other side of the paper, and added color and then spray gesso again.
Cut and fold to assemble
I glued the sides with heavy gel medium and paper clipped them to hold in place while drying.
I reinforced the lid by using an awl to punch holes, and used hemp string.
Stitched up the four sides on the lid.
Then, I made some little accordion fold books, using my unfinished artwork as covers and painted watercolor paper as pages.
Everything fits in my journal page box!
Interiors of the little books, painted with watercolor.
My 5x7 inch watercolor paper fits just fine!