7th grade students made their sketchbooks today. They started with a sheet of white construction paper for their cover filled with 4 sheets of drawing paper. Folding the stack like a book.
Using a hole punch, 5 holes were punched along the binding. Students used yarn to hold the binding together. I told them to come up with their own binding pattern. The way they thread the yearn will create a pattern in the binding.
We decorated the cover with crayon designs and painted over with watercolor creating a wax resist. The design still shows through the paint because the wax does not allow any paint to be absorbed. When the paper was dry, they used Sharpie to add more details and designs.
Sketchbooks will be used in class for writing, sketching, and drawing ideas.