|This is an 'organized' corner.|
Imagine it before!
The Project: I get out my collection of leftover papers from projects that I have done in the past. I have also been known to buy a sheet of paper that I like anticipating that I might use it in this manner. I get out my other supplies.
A Plain Sketchbook
Glue (I prefer Rubber Cement)
I use a Fiskars Paper cutter, but you can use a metal ruler and Exacto knife. Scissors and a regular ruler will yield the same results. It just won't be as swiftly. I also like the crisp edge that my cutter affords me. I also prefer using Rubber Cement. I like the way it adheres paper to paper. Besides, there is just something I like about using Rubber Cement. Reminds me of my childhood!
So the first thing I do is place the paper down on the sketchbook and make some preliminary decisions about what look I want. Then I trim the paper that will cover most of the sketchbook. I always leave the edge by the spiral a little short. I have learned in the past that if you butt the edge right up to the spiral, it wears and peels.
I then spread an even ALL OVER coating of Rubber Cement on the back of the paper and put it into place. I make sure that I smooth over all the edges firmly. I want a good adhesion at those spots that will take a beating.
The paper is too small to cover the entire book cover on the top and bottom, so I picked another paper and trimmed it down into 2 inch strips the length from side to side. You want this strip to overlap the edges of the paper that you have already glued down and make it to the clean edge on the bottom, side and top of your book.
So here it is!
After dropping off my daughter at school yesterday morning, I found this little 'gem' on a neighbor's curb for trash pick up! Nothing beats free! I popped it in my car and brought it home. I had actually thought of taking a picture of it on this trash pile, but the owner of the house was in his side yard and I didn't want to make a spectacle of myself! So here it is after being unloaded from my car.
It is really beat up and ugly. But look at that drawer pull!! That was worth the stop alone! I have some preliminary plans for this.....stay tuned.