Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Recycled Sketchbooks




I like to make paper sketchbooks from used grocery store bags. Recycling.

Next time you are asked,"Paper or plastic?" The correct answer is paper. Start saving those paper bags. Simply cut the paper handles off and slice the paper bags up to a handy size. I like to use small binder clips to hold all the pages to a piece of cardboard. Making your own sketchbooks is fun, you can make them any size, plus they are free!

Here are the first 2 drawings in this recycled paper sketchbook. I used colored pencil, graphite pencil and white charcoal for these 2 quick drawing of Dawn working on her laptop.




Recycled paper sketchbook, cardboard cover, binder clips hold the whole thing together.

4 comments:

Benjamin Reid Phillips said...

I will definitely be trying this out...

Graham Smith said...

If you are anything like me, soon you'll be grabbing everything and making sketchbooks out of them. I also like to use maps, take out menus and old manilla folders. Happy sketchbooking y'all.

KathiJo said...

Hey Graham.. it's an old scrapbooking trick I've seen used...not sone it myself but have seen some very nice offerings. Hope you and yours are all well.. from the Jones side of the ocean..Kathi x

Philippa said...

so inspiring!

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