Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Inkling: corrugated composition books

I love the idea of covering a plain black speckled composition book and giving it a new look. I’ve also been thinking about doing something with corrugated paper. My plan was to use kraft corrugated paper. You know, the kind used for packaging breakables. There are a couple reasons I didn’t get the kraft corrugated paper. One – it came on a huge roll and there are only so many corrugated kraft projects I can come up with. Two – did I mention the roll was huge – I really don’t think I could have lifted it into the car.

Not to be stopped, I found colored corrugated sheets.

For this project I used Tacky Glue and cut pieces of the corrugated paper larger than the composition book. Once the glue dried, I trimmed the edges with an exacto knife. Open the book up, cover side down – the edge of the original cover works like a ruler. Just make sure your exacto knife has a brand new blade. This method worked better than trying to precut the pieces to fit the book. I also decided to leave the original binding showing.

The corrugated sheets came in a variety of colors. I’m thinking about getting some really bright colors to cover more things.

Hmmm – maybe I should have bought that huge roll after all.

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