I have been very frustrated lately that it is so hard to find good watercolor sketchbooks in Europe. I realized I had lots of paper and cardboard I wasn’t using, so I decided to invest in a few tools for making my own. So far it seems like a very wise investment.
I used a wonderful tutorial for most of this by Otterluv. However I added a few things to help when on the run (a pocket at the back and an elastic to hold it closed tight). I started with some tools, but I ended up ditching some and adding others. I also used paper glue. The blue paper was never used cause it was not big enough.
So, left to right: packing paper, hole punch, craft knife, elastic, fabric, waxed linen thread, bookbinder’s needle, double sided tape, strong glue, ruler, scissors, 300g watercolor paper and an A3 cardboard from an used pad. Also used an old brush and a wooden bookmark for spreading the glue.
Can’t wait to use it 😀