Inventive Sketchbook Making
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Inventive Sketchbook Making

Make your own unique and personal sketchbooks
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Created by Helen Walsh
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to make a different types of books
  • Experiment with different materials and techniques
  • Basic paper folding and construction
  • Book making
Requirements
  • Suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking to try something new
Description

On this course you will learn how to make six different sketchbooks using tools and materials you probably already have or can easily get hold of. You'll learn a variety of techniques including different ways to cut and fold paper to make a set of sketchbooks that you can personalise in a variety of ways. The basic skills you'll need are easily mastered and in no time at all you'll be creating your own inventive sketchbooks!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone with an interest in making their own books
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 01:45:35
+ Introduction
2 lectures 08:52

Welcome! This section will introduce you to the different books we'll be making on this course. Each sketchbook has it's own video and accompanying photo guide to help you.

Preview 04:08

In this video I'll talk about the tools and materials we'll be working with on this course.

Preview 04:44
+ The Books!
6 lectures 01:15:49

Our first sketchbook is made from a simple rectangle of paper. This is a quick and easy make and a great starting point to ease you into making your own inventive books.

You will need:

Paper

Scissors or craft knife, ruler and cutting mat

The Slit and Fold Sketchbook
04:45

Our second book is also made from a simple sheet of paper and can be easily customised depending on how you want to use it.

You will need:

Paper

Scissors

The Concertina Sketchbook
05:03

Our third book can be made from a variety of papers and in this video I'll show you ways of preparing your paper as well as how to make this sketchbook.

You will need:

An assortment of papers

Elastic bands

A piece of cardboard (e.g. from a cardboard box or bit of packaging)

Scissors or craft knife and cutting mat

Ruler

Spoon

The Elastic Band Sketchbook
19:01

This sketchbook builds on the skills from the last sketchbook (the elastic band book) but is finished with a simple stitch binding instead.

You will need:

An assortment of papers

Card (for the cover)

Strip of paper the same height as your book pages

Pencil

Scissors

Needle

Strong thread (a strong embroidery thread is good)

The Pamphlet Stitch Sketchbook
13:22

This is a really fun make and great for using up things like leaflets, tourist maps and other bits and pieces you may have collected.

You will need:

An assortment of papers

An envelope to use as a template

Pencil

Scissors or craft knife and cutting mat

Glue stick

The Envelope Sketchbook
15:47

The last sketchbook I'm going to share with you is the origami sketchbook. Using simple folds you'll learn to create an expanding sketchbook that's great for playing with form and colour.

You will need:

An assortment of paper

Scissors or craft knife and cutting mat

Glue stick


The Origami Sketchbook
17:51
+ Finishing Up!
2 lectures 20:54

To take your inventive books to the next level you might want to add covers. This video will show you a simple way of creating beautiful covers for that finishing touch!

You will need:

Cardboard (the backs of old sketchbooks is perfect!)

Paper (or fabric) to cover your cardboard

Scissors or craft knife and cutting mat

Glue stick

Making Covers
09:49

In this final video I'll share some of my Inventive Sketchbooks with you and show you some of the ways I use them. There's also a certificate that you can download as a record of your achievement!

Gallery of Helen's books
11:05