This is a good way to recycle your magazines. Any magazine will do. If you want large pages, then pick a large magazine, and if you want small pages, pick a small magazine.
Begin by gluing the front cover plus ten pages together. Run your glue stick around all four edges and a couple of times in the middle. Smooth out the pages as you go.
Once you have the ten pages glued together, with the duct tape or packing tape, tape along the three outer edges of the pages
As shown in the above picture, cut your tape a little bit longer than the magazine. Center the tape on the edges of your pages, then fold over to the other side.
Now cut off the excess tape with a pair of scissors or blade.
This is what it should look like.
Open the front cover and start gluing the next pages together. I chose to continue gluing ten pages together at a time for my journal. It is up to you. The minimum pages I would glue together would be 3 or 4, the maximum 10-15. Tape around the outside edges as you did before. Continue to glue and tape bundles of pages until the end of the book.
It’s time to gesso. Add gesso to your pages, including the front and back covers. You will need to wait for pages to dry before you move to the next one to gesso.
Come back next Monday and we’ll make more texture with the modeling paste.