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April 28th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Make Book Covers from Mat Scraps

My local art store gives away their mat scraps for free. I’m not sure where I got the idea, but I thought that 2 layers of mat board would make good book board. I’ve used this on several of my journals, and it works great. It is sturdy and holds up to abuse.

In the example below, one layer is a solid piece of mat board, but I haven’t always done this. As long as the seams don’t coincide, the covers are strong. The seams can cross.

"book board" from 2 layers of mat board scraps"book board" from 2 layers of mat board scraps

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