Watercolor Sketchbook Tutorial
I recently posted a 4 part tutorial on making watercolor sketchbooks from old books - recycling of orphan books to give them a new life.
The tutorial is in 4 parts, in order to cover the procedure in depth. Rice Freeman-Zachery did a Q and A with me about bookbinding and making my sketchbooks, and I now realize that it would be nice to have one blog post with links to all 4 sections of the tutorial.
Making a Watercolor Sketchbook:
Introduction to Tutorial: Selecting a good book to recycle.
Part 1: Removing the old page block, tearing down watercolor paper and making new signatures.
Part 2: Creating the new page block.
Part 3: Casing in - gluing the new page block into the old book cover.
There is a bookbinding category in the column on the right side of the blog page, under the Archives list. All of my watercolor sketchbooks, recycled and made with original covers (including book cloth covers I made), are tagged in that category.