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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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 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!
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 ...
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.
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.
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 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...
Want to make a neat gift for a friend? In this Curbly video tutorial, steps are given on how to make an accordion style photo album without any glue or tape. Materials needed include: light to medium weight poster board (24x4.5"), a scoring tool & board, an Exacto knife, scissors, a hole punch, 0.25"x7.5" piece of elastic, and brad clips. Put photos of you, friends, and family on both sides of the accordion to make for a great keepsake.
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.
Duct tape is versatile and can be used for anything. But did you ever imagine that it can be used for making a book cover? Protect your books with sturdy duct tape. This tutorial shows you how to make a general book cover for a paperback using duct tape, but the process can be extended to cover any type of book. Protect all your books from damage with duct tape.
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 letters I and J.
This is a lesson on to make a star book with paper. It involves folding paper and gluing it to another. When you are finished you can open it up to a larger piece of paper and draw on it. Make a star book out of paper.
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.
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.
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!
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!
You will need white glue, a paint brush, a ruler, scissors, medicinal gauze, self-adhesive foil, a utility knife and paper. First, using a paint brush, apply the white glue to the edge of a stack of paper that you would like to bind. Press the stack of paper down with a ruler. Let the glue dry. Unfold the gauze to fit the book and cut enough to cover the spine. Coat the spine with glue and paste the gauze to it, overlapping the sides of the book. Coat the gauze with glue and let it dry. Make ...
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.
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
Calligraphy is often used to add a unique and artistic look to different forms of text. Learn how to write letters 'A' through 'M' using calligraphy in this free art video from a calligrapher.
The Bind-it-all is a handy device to easily make little books or notebooks. It punches paper exactly and gets the ready for coil bindings. Watch this video bookmaking tutorial and learn how to use the bind-it-all paper binder for making notebooks or books.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style with using an oblique pencil.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase letters H and K.
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style and the technique of scripting large letters.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.