Artist paper pads

by brae  

It's been a busy weekend in real life so I didn't do a lot with miniatures.  But, I did manage to make some pads of paper to fill some of the space in the wood crate bookshelves.

I found images of actual covers online and printed them with black rectangles on the binding edges.  I always print two of each hoping to end up with one of each.  :D

I cut white mat board to use as filler.  I glued the covers onto one side of the mat board, leaving the black portion long and unglued.

I glued thin cardboard to the back of the mat board.

I folded the black portion over the edge and cut it to fit.  Once glued in place over the cardboard, it gives the illusion of a bound edge.  :]

I've also seen them with a white backer, so if you don't have thin cardboard you can skip that step.

I'll make a number of other artist materials, but these are a good start.

Into the crate they go.  Lyssa makes the best paper towel rolls.  :D

10 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

They look so real!!

03/24/13 @ 16:02
Comment from: April [Visitor]

Awesome! Those are fab paper towels *nods*

03/24/13 @ 16:17
Comment from: Marion [Visitor]

They are really lovely ! Thanks for the perfect explanations as always !

03/24/13 @ 16:52
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]

The pads look great. I will probably have to do a couple for my sister’s art gallery. The paper towel looks so real. Definitely a must in any artist/crafter’s space.

03/24/13 @ 18:05
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]

I love these! Awesome job!!

03/24/13 @ 19:11
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Oh my gosh, Brae. They’re perfect. They look so realistic! Lyssa’s paper towels are awesome!

03/24/13 @ 20:36
Comment from: Gaye [Visitor]

Spectacular! =)

03/24/13 @ 23:21
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]

An excellent addition to the studio.

03/25/13 @ 11:48
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :D

03/27/13 @ 17:06
Comment from: Sarah K. [Visitor]

Oh my, it looks so realistic. I love that.

03/29/13 @ 10:18


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