Homemade Sketchbook

Alrighty, so about a week and a half ago I made my first sketchbook! Over the course of a couple weeks whenever my wife and I went grocery shopping I asked for paper bags instead of plastic. Then I did my own recycling of the paper bags. I cut them up into long squares, folded them in half and sowed them together with some wax string. I glued part of a put up coke-can box to the front and back flaps for covers. All in all i’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

And here is the first drawing I’ve done in it. Its a portrait of my wife, Ashley. I really like how the colors turn out with the brown colored paper. I had to crop the image of the portrait so the quality isn’t that great.

  1. Denise said:


    and I’m not shouting, so excuse the caps lock, lol 🙂

    I am so doing this sometime this week! thanks for the idea!

    • BW said:

      It was a total blast putting it all together, you’ll have fun

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