Making a Coffee Table Art Book
Creating your own coffee table art book can be an enjoyable project that serves as a striking decoration in any living room. There are several steps to follow to ensure that your finished product looks polished and professional.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
To create your art book, you will need the following supplies:
- Bookbinding Glue
- Bookbinding Needles
- Matte Board
- Heavyweight Paper
- Artwork (prints, photocopies and digital copies)
Step 2: Measure Your Book
Once you have gathered all of your necessary supplies, you will need to measure the size of your book. Using a pencil and a ruler, mark out the number of sections and pages your book will need. Your sections should measure at least nine inches and the paper for the pages should be slightly smaller than the sections.
Step 3: Assemble Your Paper
Using scissors, cut the paper for your pages according to the measurements you took in Step 2. Then, arrange the paper on your workspace in stacks and mark the pages with numbers. Bind the stacks of paper together with bookbinding glue and bookbinding needles.
Step 4: Affix Your Artwork
Once all of your papers have been assembled and bound, it’s time to affix your art. Take the prints, photocopies, and digital copies of your artwork, and carefully place them on the pages. Alternatively, you can use matte board to affix your pieces. Make sure the artwork is securely in place, and that the top and bottom sheets of the sections are the same depth.
Step 5: Enjoy Your Art Book
Once you have finished assembling your book, you can move on to enjoy the results. Find a place to show off your new coffee table art book, and get ready to enjoy some compliments from your friends and family!
Creating a coffee table art book is a pleasant experience that yields a beautiful piece of art. So what are you waiting for? Gather your supplies and get to work!