Photography: Tara Donne

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2011

Introduction

Choose several shades of one color for a cohesive look.

 

materials

  • Colored papers

  • Craft knife

  • Cutting mat

  • Craft ruler

  • Scoring board with bone folder

  • Craft glue

steps

  1. Cut 4-by-7-inch paper covers with knife on mat, using ruler as a guide.

  2. Cut out slightly smaller pages from old or photocopied books, and fold them in half.

  3. Place paper cover on scoring board. With ruler as a guide, use bone folder to score 2 sets of 2 lines down center of paper for a 1/2-inch-wide spine, with the 2 lines in each set spaced 1/8 inch apart. Fold along the 2 inner scores.

  4. Apply a thin line of glue to spine. Press folded pages onto glue, hold in place for a few seconds, and let dry.

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