Stab bindings are a traditional Japanese style of binding, in which the thread is visible outside the spine. What do you need? Paper, a top and bottom cover, folios, a punch, needle and strip Try this? This is an easy to do binding. Watch the video a couple times and then tackle your project.
Need a book to keep your drawings. You probably have what you need at home to make one. What do you need? A folder, printer paper, string, and a needle. Try this? Making a simple book is easy. Use the tutorial to guide you. Here are some downloadable instructions, too.
This simple project is a great way to make a book using only your hands and paper.
Many artists choose to make their sculptures abstract, rather than realistic. When you have fewer details, everything you include takes on greater importance. Try your hands at making simple sculptures. How much personality can you put into your abstract figurative sculpture?
Drawing can be scary, but switching up can make it more accessible. Pipecleaners are basically bendy lines. Grab a couple to use to draw forms, like people. Then go back to a pencil and paper to draw the same forms.
Sometimes you need to change up how you do things. Painting without a brush can be a great way to stretch your creativity.
Glass isn’t easy to make at home, but you can mimic the translucent qualities of glass using plastic and paint. These suncatchers are easy and fun.
Monoprints are simple. You add color to a flat surface, and then apply that surface to the paper. Unlike other prints, you can only print the ‘plate’ once or twice. Bubblewrap as the plate adds another layer of texture to your print.
Simple materials like paper and pom poms turn into faces with a little ingenuity.
Explore some of our glass paperweights by Paul Stankard to inspire you.