Remember When I Used To Want to be an Art Teacher?
Way back in early 2008 I was student teaching and I was required to make a professional portfolio. I made a book with lots of colorful paper and used it as a student teaching scrapbook. My professor said it was great, but not as a professional portfolio. Later that year I brought it to my only job interview for a teaching position – and I got the job! I think my amazingly creative and handmade book helped. Anyways, after my two months as a leave replacement teacher I decided I never want to teach again and I should avoid it at all costs. Because of this I am currently quite poor and not too long ago I carefully removed all the pages I had used in this handmade book. There were still many more unused pages and I wanted to re-use the book. Today’s project was to add new pages.
For this adventure I had previously purchased a large construction paper pad. I spent entirely too much time meticulously picking the glue from the top of each page (where they all had been attached to form the pad). I was so happy when all the nit-picky work was done, that is until I discovered that the new construction paper was an inch taller than the original construction paper. It’s moments like this that I am so happy I received a hand-me-down mat cutter! It’s almost as awesome as having a paper guillotine.
With that problem solved I moved on to sewing the pages together and then to cleaning up the remnants of the previous pages –
It still needs a bit of clean-up work, but I’m pretty much done. Now to decide what I want to use it for.
So you might be wondering what happened to the one inch strips of paper that I had to cut off….
Posted on October 4, 2011, in Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting, The Green Book, Updates on Old Projects and tagged bookmaking, colored paper, glue gun, Green Book, paper chain, sewing. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.