Friday, August 15, 2008

Recycled Scratchpad Tutorial

Hey everyone! I haven't done a tutorial in about a year.. So I figured it's about time!

Today I'll be showing you how to make a recycled scratchpad.

What you need: Used paper that is blank on one side.. (It doesn't HAVE to be blank but it is easier to write on) Some glue or mod podge, scissors or paper cutter, something heavy and a piece of card board.
I recommend something sturdy like a cereal box, but I didn't have one on hand.
Optional: a ruler

Gather up your paper and measure out the size you want. You can either cut a few pieces at a time with your scissors or use a paper cutter. If you don't want to measure.. just eyeball one piece and then use that to cut the rest. I like to make mine small enough so that I can get at least two pieces from each piece of paper.
Ok so we have paper and it's all cut!

Take one of those pieces and grab your card board. Cut your cut board the same size as the paper.

Grab all of your papers and line them up on one end. Give it a little tap on the table. ;)


Squeeze the pieces together on one end and put a strip of glue or mod podge on the end.
try to just get the end of the pieces.

Lay your papers onto another scrap paper and weigh it done.
The pages will probably get a little stuck to the paper they are laying on. This is fine. Just peel off as much of it as you can.

Once everything is dry.. go grab your card board! Glue or mod podge the bottom piece of paper onto it. You'll want to spread the glue over the entire piece. Let it dry!

You're done! Now doodle and sketch or write your mom a note! Then rip it off and start all over again!

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