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The No Glue Book

Early on in some of the bookmaking classes I attended, I learned how to make a book with out glue or binding of any kind.  When I teach this technique to students and other teachers, everyone is amazed that the book stays together just by the tension of the folded paper.  It’s truly amazing!  Below is a supply, some photos and a video tutorial I made for the “No-Glue Book.”  Enjoy!

Supply list
(the book can be made any size-these are my dimensions from the video)

two pieces of board (can be chipboard, mat board, even cardboard) 4″x6″
a few sheets of decorative paper large enough to wrap around the board (I’m using some gelli prints on copy paper)
heavy cardstock (mine is 110lb weight) 3″x6″

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