Here is a short video tutorial which demonstrates how to debind books using a hair dryer. You may need to take books apart for detailed scanning projects. However, this is a destructive process which will destroy your book. The hair dryer method is a fairly failsafe method of removing binding from books.
Grand Illusions is a site for the enquiring mind. This how to video demonstrates how to make Folded Page Art. Your wonderful & charming host represents Grand Illusions, an amazing toy, magic & illusion web shop and gallery.
This two-part video demonstrates the ancient Chinese book binding technique called stab binding. If you do a lot of calligraphy, you can use this technique to put all of your sheets together into a really attractive and traditional book. Make sure you line the pages up correctly!
Traditional bookbinding can be a complicated job requiring specific tools and crafts. But when you're making a personalized homemade journal or diary at home, anything goes. This video will show you the basics of making a simple, small book using easy methods with materials you likely have around the house, like index cards (for the folios), a cereal box (book cover), paper, duct tape, scissors, dental floss (binding), glue, Sharpie marker, and an awl or sewing needle.
If you're looking for a solution to keeping your books open during a read, you might have considered using a book weight. In this video tutorial, the author will be showing you how to make your very own homemade book weight using a few inexpensive house hold products. The entire procedure can be completed in about 10 minutes, and all you need is some uncoated lead shots, a bag of lentils, a zip lock bag and a sock. You will also need either a sewing machine or a needle and thread to keep the ...
Calligraphy makes an art from out of writing styles. Learn the uncial calligraphy alphabet and how to write using the art of calligraphy from an expert in this free online video series.
This video clip will cover how to use guide sheets for the 'UPPERCASE' letters in copperplate style calligraphy script.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase letter D.
Today, books in PDF are quickly accessible on the Internet, whether free or paid. You can easily read them on your computer or mobile device, but some still enjoy a printed version they can hold in their hands. Printing PDF volumes is a quick and easy task, but the only problem is binding them into a sturdy book, especially when they're pretty thick.
Watch this three part video series to learn how to make manila folder book. Part 1 of 3 - How to Make a manila folder book.
Discussing the technique of cutting a turkey quill pen, with reference to the bamboo pen. These quills can be used to write calligraphy. Part of the Tools and Techniques of Calligraphy series.
In this series of flip book animation, our film and multimedia instructor demonstrates how to plan, produce and perfect your very own flip book.
In this video, I will show how to recycle food packaging, some old pencils, leftover knitting yarn, broken pieces of jewelery and other bits into an interesting art journal. I don't like the traditional piano hinge technique so much, as it cuts into the pages, so here I came up with a way to avoid it and have pages inside intact. In the video, I paint the food packaging before it goes into the journal, as I want a ready-base journal, but you can leave this and create a junk journal if you wish.
Winter. Below zero temperatures. You go out to run some errands, in and out of warm stores all the time. Doesn’t it bother you that you continually have to take you cap off and put it on again before going outside? Well, now it won’t anymore. This scarf and cap is an original and practical winter kit that will get you going in freezing temperatures!
This is a tutorial on making a dos-à-dos book by recycling a thin junk cardboard box (dos-à-dos means back-to-back). In the video, you'll see how a cardboard box that has four sides the same size will make a triple-book in one. To make a double-book, just take away one side. To make more than a triple-book, add more boxes to the mix. They're great, fun homemade journals!
This video will show you how to make a funky hand bound art journal using only consumer waste and unused household items for materials. Items and materials for the project include cereal boxes (as the main material), scrap papers, scrap fabrics, broken jewelry, along with whatever else you wish to use to jazz up your art journal and make it unique.
Maybe you're heading back to school, or maybe you just want to make sure that your book doesn't get damaged. In either case, this guide will teach you how to cover your book using a piece of paper as a bookcover so that your textbook is well protected.
When your business is in constant communication with different companies using letter paper, one of the more essential things that you need is your own stationery set. This is made up of business cards, envelopes and letterheads which you need when you do corporate mailing.
Are you a fan of the wonderous creations of Tim Holtz? Would you like to make your own Holtz inspired see through book? This video is your guide to making a beautiful see through book full of the kind of magical decoration Tim Holtz is famous for.
If you're looking for a clever, stylish, way to disguise your Kindle or Nook, then you've found the right video. This video will show you how to hollow out a book to make an excellent cover for your eReader. The hollowed out book can make a great hiding place for anything.
Amazing paper art books by Isaac Salazar. As a bibliophile... I can't help it, I really hate to see pages cut. I can't tell. Are the pages only creased or were small cuts necessary to achieve some of the finer dimensions?
This cute project makes a great holiday gift - a tiny hand sewn book bound with buttons. You will need some pattern or designer paper (2 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches), about twenty pieces of smaller white paper (2 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches), and basic paper crafting tools.
Turn the unmarked and unlined moleskine notebook into a productivity tool! All you need are a few small multi-colored Post-It tabs, a Hi-Liter and a regular pen. By color coding the separate sections of the notebook, you can easily flip to needed sections.
In this video tutorial, you'll learn the ancient art of clay tablet making. Back in the old, old, days, before paper and pencil, there were clay tablets. Sumerians used these clay tablets to communicate, record business expenses and more. In this video, you'll learn how to make your own cuneiform clay tablet magazine! Spread the word!
In this video, we learn how to submit a children's book manuscript to publishers. First, you will want to type your manuscript oh white paper and make sure it's double spaced and indented at the beginning of each paragraph. Use one inch margins on each side as well. Make sure the pages are number consecutively and your name, address, phone number, and e-mail are listed on the cover page. Don't break the text up and don't include pictures unless you're a professional illustrator. When you are ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a journal from packaging materials. First, cut a cardboard at 5.5" x 4.5" on each side. When you are finished, create another cut that is 5.5" x 1" for the side. Now, cover the two large sides with a piece of fabric that you choose. After this, cover the middle piece with fabric, and then tape it on with double sided tape. Next, place all pieces next to each other, tape it, then place a solid piece of paper on the inside, and use a glue stick to adhere i...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a book without glue. First, you will need two thick pieces of cardboard paper, the paper for the book, scissors, duct tape, tape, and a pen. First, punch holes in all the papers and cardboard. Now, assemble the book and tape the duct tape around the holes in the book. Roll the tape around and tie it together, do this to all the holes. Now, place the tape around the edge of the book and tape the edge together like the binding of a normal book. Now, write ...
This next arts and crafts tutorial will show you how to make a homemade photo album. It's a perfect video to follow, if you're looking for an easy gift to make for your mother, friend, or relative. So check it out, pay attention, and find out how to make this great gift that is sure to last a long time. Enjoy!
Interested in getting started binding your own mini books? In this video from TV Weekly, Tricia stitches together mini file folders for the pages and covers the book boards with lovely paper to create a professional looking bound book. Fill this journal with photos and memories and keep it close as a perfect keepsake. Make a small stitchbound book.
No matter what school you attend, chances are you will be required to cover your textbooks. In this tutorial, you will learn about the ultimate classic bookcover - the paper bag. This video will show you, step by step, how to take an ordinary shopping bag and fold it into a protective jacket for your books.
Need to protect your school books? This free video guide has got you covered. With its help, you will learn how to make perfect custom book covers using a brown paper grocery bag. For more information, including step-by-step instructions on how to cut and fold your own custom protective book coverings, watch this handy how-to.
By watching this video, you will learn how to create your own art journal. Begin by cutting pieces of heavy weight cardstock 5" by 8". After you have cut all your sheets, fold them in half. If you want a defined crease, you can use a bone folder. Next, poke small holes in the crease of each sheet. Start at the center and then poke one every inch above and below the center hole. Then using a regular running stitch, sew through each hole of a single sheet. Once you reach the bottom hole, bring ...
This video demonstrates how to make a notebook with ribbon binding. Take a stalk of plain white paper and it would be 5 1/2" long and 8" wide. Fold it in half. Trim off the excess with a ruler. Then align the edges of the white paper. Put this in a cardstock which is 8 1/2" wide and 5 1/2" long. Cover rapid around the white paper stalk to make sure that it the spine is bounded. Take the grid ruler and center it and mark the center and also 1" from the center at each side to the left and right...
Learn how to wrap a textblock in this video tutorial. Wrapping the block allows you to protect the book's inner pages while you are working on the outside of the book. All you need to do is use some butcher paper, or any other kind of heavy duty paper you may have on hand. Lay the spine flush against one side of the paper. Open the front cover and fold the bottom sides into the book. Tape these ends together. Then, with the excess paper on the non-spine portion of the book, fold those ends in...
To remove a bookplate, you will need paper towels, wax paper, distilled water, water colored paper, a weight, and a blunt knife. Cut the paper towel slightly larger than the bookplate itself with scissors. Wet the paper towel and blot it dry with another piece so it is damp. Fit the paper towel over the bookplate, put the wax paper on top of it, and let it sit under the weight for twenty to thirty minutes. Once the paper towel has soaked into the bookplate, gently peel the bookplate off with ...
In this video molly1216 explains her method of repairing a hardcover book hinge. She mentions that this method should be used for inexpensive books that are not worth being sent to professionals.
Why buy a journal or sketch book when you can make your own? You can create a unique and special book for yourself or to give as a present to someone you care about. This is a personalized gift your friends will be sure to remember.
The first step is to print 4 full sheets of paper, folded in half to make 8 physical sheets of paper, or 16 possible printed pages. In the video, the lady only prints on half the pages, and puts page numbers on the others. She then draws evenly spaced holes on the binding of each signature, and sews each of the signatures together. You then start sewing signatures to each other starting from the front of the book to the back of the book. You sew the binding of each adjacent signature with a p...
Do you want a unique way to display your vacation photos or present your holiday newsletter? Try making an instant book. This video, you will guide through the simple process. The presenter starts by referencing Esther K. Smiths book: How to Make Books. You do not need a lot of materials, just scissors, paper, and some pictures. After showing examples of different types of paper you can use, she demonstrates the step-by-step process of folding and cutting the paper. She even shows a slow moti...