Learning How to Make Min Art books

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Mini ArtBooks Matchbook-styled!Martice Smith II stunning illustrations reveals her love for fashion, typography and wildlife while being able to use a combination of analogue and digital techniques. Below she brings to you a fun twist on the classic matchbook style design which she uses to create beautiful, miniature artbooks with a variety of decorative cardstock, sketchbook papers and a stapler.

Materials Required

  • A variety of stamps
  • Ruler and Pencil
  • Stapler and Scissors.
  • Bone folder
  • Blank Sketchbook paper
  • Cardstock or decorative papers

Steps to follow

  • Cut the cardstock and sketchbook papers to size with the measurement for artbook cover being 4.5 inches long by 2 inches wide and Measurement for blank sketchbook paper: 2 inches by 2 inches.
  • Fold up one edge with the decorative side facing down then fold up one of the edges about 1/2-inch.
  • Gather the pieces of blank sketchbook paper and tuck them inside the fold.
  • Staple the fold 1/4-inch up from the folded edge.
  • Take the other end of the cover over the blank sketchbook paper and line it up with the bottom edge of the fold.Tuck this same edge under the 1/2-inch piece of stapled cardstock to form the matchbook-styled artbook.

It takes less than 30minutes to make one hence you can make so many at a time. This is easily achieved by use of imagine which brings out very unique shapes.  Lightweight paper works best for this project. Have fun creating.

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