diy mini book

anonymous asked:

I don't know if this has been answered/asked before, but are there any recommendations on paper for printing comics? I've seen some artists make their webcomics into physical comic books, but I'm not sure what kind of paper they use to print it on and I kind of wanna try it DIY first. Thanks!

Nattosoup:  I am a big proponent of comics and minis in the artist alley, and I’ve assembled a few tutorials over the years to get people making minis!

Here’s my Small Business Saturday listing from last year, which has several of these sort of small, hand assembled books.  These are frequently called ashcans (although this draws ire from the comic community- some of the newer people feel this is insulting), minis, minicomics, or sketchbooks.   This should give you a few easy ideas for the types of mini books you can make.

  • Here’s a tutorial on printing and assembling your own mini comics.
  • Here’s a tutorial for printing your minis at home in black and white.

  • Here’s a tutorial for printing your minis at home in color.

  • And I have more video tutorials on minicomics coming up on my channel, so keep an eye on that.

  • If you browse the blog, you should find more on making and selling minis written during my time at SCAD and beyond!

And if you find this helpful, PLEASE share these resources with other artists!

Goodluck!  I am so excited that you want to sell your comics in the artist alley :3

Kiriska: If you want pro-quality printed comics, 100-80 lb text stock should be good for full color work. You can get away with 50-80 lb text stock for BW work. 

For DIY stuff, regular printer paper (28 lb text) is fine for BW work, really. There’s definitely charm in the simpler and cheaper stuff you can put together yourself without breaking your budget (zine culture in a nutshell, perhaps). You’ll probably want to go heavier for color work, but I’m not sure what a good minimum weight is since I don’t have a color printer. The main issue is, especially if you’re using an inkjet, you want the paper to be heavy enough that there isn’t color bleeding through the sheet when you print double-sided.

Pocket Altar

For those of us not yet out of the broom closet, keeping an altar and magical supplies can be nigh impossible. Fortunately, we have mint tins.


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Here’s what I used:
- A mint tin (~1.5” long)
- A white 3x3” cloth
- A stone
- A feather
- Part of a white Hanukkah candle
- A small brass stand
- Matches and a paper match-striker
- A seashell
- A straw triskele (symbolizing Brigid)

CANDLE HACK: Put different colored threads in the tin. When you need say, a red candle, pick out the red thread and tie it once around the bottom of the candle. Now the white candle will function as a red one.
NOTE: This will not work for spells/rituals that require that the candle burn all the way down. Always use caution when working with fire.

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DIY Mini Canvas Book | Meander Accordion Fold | Sea Lemon

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DIY Mini Canvas Book | Meander Accordion Fold | Sea Lemon - YouTube

DIY 12  Favorite Miniature Book Tutorials. Mini DIY books have always been very popular on my blog, so here is a roundup of them all in one place.

Miniature Book from 1 Inch Minis.

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No Sew and No Adhesives Miniature Book from gohlikim.

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Miniature Book from Karen Kavett.

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Easiest Book Cover Pendants Ever from Two Butterflies.

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Mini Book Necklaces with Charms from Art by Wendy.

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Miniature Book Pendant from the Russian Blog scrapshopchallenge.

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Mni Spell Books from Ruby Murray.

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Anthropologie Inspired Library Stack Necklace from Craftster.

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Knockoff Library Stack Necklace by Anthropologie from The Scene of Sublime.

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Mini Book Necklace and Keychain from Chic Steals.

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Tiny Books from How About Orange.

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Mini Accordian Books from Poppytalk.

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