Project Description: Pair Grafix White Craft Plastic with Grafix Chipboard in a natural finish to create these unique and fun books, perfect for note taking or giving as gifts!
Designed by: Jordan Hill
- Grafix Opaque White Craft Plastic
- Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film
- Grafix Chipboard
- Matte Finish Computer Grafix Film
- Ranger Alcohol Inks in Wild Plum, Butterscotch and Stream
- Rubbing Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
- Alphabet Stamps
- White Tissue Paper
- Black India Ink
- Mod Podge
- White Card Stock
- Embroidery Floss
Steps to Make This:
- Start by cutting your Grafix White Craft Plastic into the size you would like your books to be. I chose 3″x4″. Once your plastic is cut to size, use a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol to apply a liberal amount to the surface of the plastic. Drop several colors of alcohol ink into the rubbing alcohol and allow the colors to blend together.
- Begin to layer rubbing alcohol and more drops of alcohol ink onto the Opaque White Grafix Craft Plastic. In addition to the spray bottle, you can use a paintbrush to flick rubbing alcohol at the color and create droplet effects. You can also tilt the plastic in order to allow the alcohol ink to create drips where there is no color.
- After allowing the alcohol ink to dry, select a piece to use as the cover of your book. Then, use a scrap of Matte Finish Computer Grafix and a set of alphabet stamps to create a title. Another option is to print directly onto the Computer Grafix. Adhere this title to your cover with Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film.
- Next, cut down a piece of Grafix Chipboard to the same size as the plastic. This will act as the back cover of your book. At this point, you will also want to choose the paper for the inside of your book.
- After punching holes in your covers and pages, you can choose your preferred method of binding your book. I used a Coptic stitch for my example, but this format would also translate well to a stab binding. If you do not feel comfortable with binding a book of your own, you could also choose to adhere the Grafix Craft Plastic to the cover of a pre-existing book.
- As a finishing touch, paint some patterns onto white tissue paper with black India Ink and tear a few small pieces off. Then, use Mod Podge to adhere some of these small pieces to the cover of your book.