bc005 ~ The Railroad Story Book Tutorial (INCLUDES BONUS BOOK INSTRUCTIONS)
b1is010 ~ My Childhood Stamp Album Tutorial (INCLUDES BONUS BOOK INSTRUCTIONS)

- Large close-up of book

- Large close-up of book

 

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade

  • A thin metal straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.

  • Tweezers, detailing scissors

  • Good cutting mat

  • A small black office clip

  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear as well as a glue stick

  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot

  • Slender artist's paint brush to apply glue

 


 

1. Cut out all pieces. 

BONUS BOOKS HAS END-BOARDS ATTACHED TO PAGES!
 

 

 


 
2. Fan fold both page strips taking care that the raw edges line up perfectly. Blank sides—not printed sides—must always meet when fan-folding.

BONUS BOOKS HAS END-BOARDS ATTACHED TO PAGES AND NOT SHOWN HERE!

 
3. Use the glue stick and press two lines of glue to the length of one of the page strips. One line should be applied to each edge of the length of the strip.

BONUS BOOKS: DO NOT GLUE END-BOARDS

 


 
4. Carefully press the blank sides to the glue to make 4 two-sided pages. PRESS ONE PAGE AT A TIME. Repeat steps on the other page strip.

BONUS BOOKS: DO NOT PRESS END-BOARDS!

 


 
5. Stack the two sets of pages on each other, with care that the pages are in proper order when read as a book. Clip the black binder clip to the “natural” opening edge of the book. Use a piece of cardstock under the clip's clamp edges to ensure that the metal doesn't dent the book's pages.

Use the artist's brush and slather a nice thick coat of quick-dry glue to the spine edges of the book's pages. Allow to dry thoroughly.

BONUS BOOKS: DO INCLUDE END-BOARDS IN BUNDLE.


 
6. Take the book's cover and carefully fold the four edges of the cover. You'll want to use your metal straight-edge to start the creases to ensure straightness. Make sure the corner diagonal seams meet. This will demonstrate to you that the four edge folds have been done properly.
 

 
7. Glue the four edge folds in place using the quick-dry glue and artist's brush to apply it.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEPARATE END-BOARDS: Paint a nice thin layer of glue to the back cover's board paper (the one with the copyright notice), taking care to meet the glue to the edges of the piece. Align and press the piece to the inside surface of the cover's back. Repeat this step for the front cover's end-board paper.

Position the straight-edge against the fold line along one side of the cover's spine, and then press the crease. Repeat this step for the other side.

BONUS BOOKS: SKIP THIS STEP AND MOVE TO STEP 8.
 


 
8. Remove the clip for the stack of book pages.

Once again, paint a layer of glue to the page stack's spine and press carefully in place on the cover's spine area. Don't exercise the cover until you are sure that the glue is absolutely dry. Prop the book loosely between two objects while it is drying.

BONUS BOOKS: FIT BOOK PAGES INTO COVER TO ENSURE PROPER FIT. SLATHER GLUE TO END-BOARDS AND SPINE. PRESS TO INSIDE COVER, SMOOTH END-BOARDS, AND ALLOW TO DRY.
 


 
9. The final touch is to add the dust jacket. Align the text on the dust jacket's spine with the actual spine of the book and hold in place. With your other hand, press a crease along the dust jacket flap on front and back. Release and then fold completely along the two edges and finish the wrap.
 
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