Hi, I'm Ben Mercer. Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Author, Astrophysicist, Banana Eater, Brain Surgeon, Mountain Climber, Cosmonaut, Bounty Hunter, Tactical Expert, Sock Wearer, Puppet Manipulator and List Writer.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Make Your Own Sketchbooks
This lovely item is made entirely from old Primark bags (apart from the thread & glue of course). It has 8 signatures of 16 pages, that makes 128 (including front and back cover). Each one is sewn together & then sewn (and glued because I got a bit lazy with the sewing) to the others. I used the handles off the bags to wrap around the spine to create a stronger bind & a semi-hardback effect. This took ages, probably about 4/5 hours total but I'm pretty happy with it. Brown paper is good.