But book-making from food packaging with a duct tape binding? When I first heard about it, that sounded like something I could handle!
Mail Me Some Art blog is a duct tape journal swap. She provides a link to a video by Diana Trout, demonstrating her method for creating duct tape notebooks. I encourage you to go watch it; in less than six minutes you will discover a fun new project that I know you will want to try immediately!
I'll leave Diana to show you the process, but I'll talk you through the basics of what I did.
I created my front and back book covers by cutting the front and back of the food packaging to create two rectangles of cardboard. I then laid these down on a strip of duct tape, which I wrapped around them to create a spine. (This makes perfect sense from the six-minute video!)
airmail envelope notebooks, and you end up with two little pockets in your journal!), art book illustrations, barn maps (I have a whole book of them!), napkins, and more.
Every selected paper gets folded in half and tucked between the front and back covers. They are then secured by wrapping a rubber band around the middle.
I first sat down to this project Saturday night at 10:30 pm, and by 11 o'clock I had created covers for three books and finished one whole book altogether. On Sunday morning, I had ten minutes before church, so I sat down and finished the second book. The third book came together later that afternoon. It's a super-quickie project, people--just like I like 'em!
Go right now and check out Diana's video, and let me know when you give one of these (or ten!) a try! And if you finish one before October 27, consider participating in Karen's swap!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Check out the details here.