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.
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 ...
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.
This video explains how to properly hold your pen to your paper in calligraphy (also known as scripting).
With tips from this video, learn how to make a homemade teabox. Use scrapbooking, dictionary print, and dried violets for the top. This is a great gift for a friend who likes to drink tea.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the lower case r, m, and n.
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.
Here's how to print, bind and publish your own paperback book. You need a color or B&W printer, a hot-melt glue gun, a clamp, and a thermal binding device. This instructional video will allow you to organize all of your downloaded files into neatly constructed books for an enjoyable reading experience.
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 ...
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.
Want to learn how to bind your own books? For aspiring publishers, or artists and fashion designers looking to bind a small quantity of look-books for prospective retailers, this tutorial will be of use. Learn how to do the coptic stitch to bind a book in this two-part video tutorial.
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!
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...
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.
Don't feel like you have to throw your child's favorite book away just because it's starting to fall apart - learn how to fix it! This video series shows you how to fix a broken or breaking binding on an old or over used book.
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!
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.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase G, L, and S.
You Tube user go to guy enterprises teach you how to make glue bound paperback book. You will print you book on a4 paper, 2 pages per side, on each side. That means you'll have 4 pages in total on a sheet of a4 paper. Fold the paper in the middle and make stacks of the pages. You will also need an adjustable wood placement for the pages. Make sure you also have a piece of card stock for the black cover. Then align everything up, clamp it down to make the pages staying tight. On the spine of t...
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?
Learn how to use glue to attach the book board and paper in bookbinding without making the paper wrinkle. Watch this video bookmaking tutorial and learn how to glue paper to book board without damaging and warping the surface.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase letters A, M, and N.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase O and Q.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase letter D.
Have you been typing at computers for so long that your handwriting has become unreadable? Follow these steps to make your handwriting beautiful again. This Howcast guide demonstrates how to improve your handwriting - just follow the steps!
Watch this video to learn how to do pointed pen copperplate calligraphy. A fundamental calligraphy stroke is demonstrated.
Get creative and make your own writing accessories! In this two-part book binding tutorial, learn how to make a simple leatherbound soft booklet to either take notes in, draw in, or just carry around as an adorable school accessory. In part one, learn how to prepare for the sewing of the page signatures, and in part two, how to sew the actual signatures is gone over. Good luck with your project!
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord teaches you how to make a book from one piece of paper. Inauagural Celebration Book
Doodles are fun, but turn them into a flipbook and they spring to life on the page—your flower blooms, your rocketship blasts off, or, if your doodles are a little on the primitive side, sure: your stick figure walks.
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.
Julie shows you how to make a weekly planner. You can use your own design or download our pdf template. Make books for great stocking stuffers or gifts. Use an exacto knife to make a book from the print outs.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase B, P, and R.
This tutorial demonstrates how to make a yearbook of momentous events. You make tags with the year the event took place. Notebook rings and ribbon bind your yearbook together. Make a yearbook.
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 ...
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase F and T.
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!
Make a book using the five-hole pamphlet stitch with tips from this how-to video on wonderhowto.com. To make your book using the five-hole pamphlet stitch, you will need: paper, a bonefolder, and awl, and a needle and thread (what do you know?!)
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.
Demonstrator Andy Hirsch offers a tutorial on how to perfectly bind a book using two different methods. The first method is with binding clips the second with a binding jig. You will need and cutting mat, X-acto knife, paint brush, ruler, binder clips and binding glue. Use use 8 1/2" X 11" paper folded in half for the book pages and 11"x 17" page for the cover. In the 'Binder Clip Method', you make all the pages and cover flush and use the binder clips to keep everything together. Ad glue to ...