Wednesday, December 2, 2015
TEAR OFF NOTEPAD
Convert rough paper into a handy notepad with tear-away sheets using glue
All you need is:
All you need is:
Step 1: Cut Paper to Size
Cut each piece of paper at 4″x6″, with scissor or a paper cutter (which makes your work a lot easier and quicker)
Keep cutting until you have a stack of paper about 1/4″ thick.
Step 2: Glue Stack of Paper
Tap the stack of paper sharply on the table to even up the stack. Tap one of the short edges until it’s perfectly flush.
Apply glue to the evened-up short edge of the stack. Smear the glue evenly over the surface with your finger.
If any glue gets on the face of the pages, just wipe it away with your finger.
Step 3: Glue It Again
clamp the glue dry for about 15 minutes, then smear another layer of glue onto the same edge. Let it sit until the glue is completely dry.
The glue layer should be nice & thick. Unclamp the stack and ruffle it to see if any pages come loose. If they do, apply another good layer of glue and let it dry.
Step 4: Make a Paper Strip
Cut a strip of decorative paper 4″ long and about 3/4″ to 1″ wide.
Apply a thin layer layer of glue to the paper strip, smearing it over the whole surface with your fingertip.
Step 5: Glue Strip Onto Stack
Bind the glued strip onto the spine of the notepad (um, that’s the part with the glue layer on it.)
Line the paper strip up over the center of the spine, then bend one side down so it folds over the front cover of the notepad.
Smooth the strip onto the photo with your finger, then bend the other side of the paper strip onto the back cover and smooth that down.
If excess glue gets on the face of the photos, wipe it away with your finger or a damp paper towel.
Step 6: Let it Dry
Dump a big stack of books on top of the notepad (or put the clips back on so they hold the strip in place) and let the glue dry completely.