Faux Pages for Book
Tutors 1 and 2 Tools for
Assembling Paper Mini’s Kit
straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by
pressing against edge of the ruler.
glue that is a “quick grab” “clear dry” type of
with fresh blade
quality cutting mat
A small black
binder clip or two
tape specifically for patterns and wood found in
the Paper Minis kit for vintage catalogs
Sheet of scrap
paper to make paper faux pages
off-white craft paint
artist's paint brush
1. This tutorial
directs how to make two different types of faux
blank book pages specifically for the Paper Minis
vintage seed catalog covers. Cut out the catalog
cover and fold spine against the metal straight
Type 1 tutorial
2. If you are making
wood pages, use double-sided tape to tape down the
pattern against the wood and cut shape with an X-acto
the exposed 3 sided of the wood white or off-white
to look like book paper.
Type 2 Tutorial
3. If you are making
the paper version of faux pages, cut a long strip of
paper that is slightly taller than your book page
pattern. Fan fold the strip so the panel is slightly
wider than you book page pattern. Check for proper
thickness by pressing the fan-folded paper into the
4. Place a dot of glue
to the center of each paper panel. You may take a
paint brush and evenly distribute the glue to the
center of each page.
5. Press fan-folded
paper and pin tightly with a binder clip or two.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
6. Place pattern in
center of fan-folded pages, hold tightly with one
hand and carefully cut around pattern perimeter with
the X-acto knife. You may prefer to attach the
pattern with double-sided tape. Some strength and
multiple cuts are required for this step.
Post September 2007
instructions do not require cutting. Pieces
are all marked for you.
7. Paint spine area
and front and back surface of faux paper pages with
Back to type 1
8. For the wood
version, paint spine area and front and back surface
of faux wood pages with glue.
9. Place the wood
piece carefully into the cover and press tightly.
Type 2 tutorial
requires same step
10. For the paper
pages, place the pack carefully into the cover and