DIY Chipboard Book Tutorial
I'm so excited to be welcoming Danita this week as she teaches her SOLD OUT class in Studio CRESCENDOh. While she is visiting there will be a small group of us who will be throwing her a potluck/pool party. For the craft activity, I made everyone a handmade chipboard book.
I took chipboard sheets that I happen to have a mountain of, which measure 5 x 7 inches. I used my Crop-a-Dial to punch holes on the short edge, at the 1-inch and 4-inch marks. The Crop-a-Dial allowed me to punch a whole stack at a time.
Then I took my Fabriano watercolor paper panels which are slightly smaller than the chipboard panels and placed a stack of them onto a chipboard panel and punched the short edge at the same marks.
Then I stacked the punched chipboard and Fabriano and secured them with two 1-inch metal rings.
For my cover, I painted an oval with Golden Titan Buff Fluid Acrylics.
Then painted little petals with coral acrylic paint.
And then added line work with a fine-point black marker and lettering with Sumi ink and a small watercolor brush.
The activity will be one where after everyone decorates her cover, we'll turn some good music on, and pass around our books so that everyone can get a chance to make their marks in the pages of our books.
Can't wait to see how they turn out!