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Book Binding Part 2: How to Create a Coptic Stitch Watercolor Sketchbook or Journal

Shelley Hitz, Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

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11 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction

      2:37
    • Supplies

      3:18
    • Cut Your Paper

      6:53
    • Fold Your Paper

      2:36
    • Punch the Holes

      2:05
    • Optional Step

      0:51
    • Cut the Thread

      1:43
    • Coptic Stitch Binding Part One

      5:09
    • Coptic Stitch Binding Part Two

      5:59
    • Coptic Stitch Binding Part Three

      5:04
    • Next Steps

      2:09

About This Class

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Did you know you could easily make your own watercolor sketchbook?

Recently I started a sketchbook habit creating something new every day using watercolor because that's one of my favorite mediums. I bought a sketchbook and started, but I felt the inspiration draining from me. I realized the reason was the paper was not what I was used to and so I began searching for another answer.

That's when I was introduced to book binding.

In my first class, I taught you a super-simple way to create a journal or sketchbook with a Pamphlet stitch. In this class, Book Binding Part 2, I will teach you how to create a watercolor sketchbook with a Coptic stitch.

  • It's a beautiful stitch. 
  • It's fun to do. I didn't realize how much I'd love bookbinding until I did it. 
  • And it's affordable.

The hardest thing for me was learning the supplies. I'm going to walk you through the supplies that you will need and where you can get them. Then I'm going to take you step by step through the process of using the Coptic stitch binding to create your watercolor sketchbook.

I invite you to join me for this class, where I will take you through the Coptic stitch bookbinding process to create your very own watercolor or sketchbook, or you can use it for any journal or sketchbook you want to create.

Click enroll and let's get started.

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14 of 15 students recommendSee All

Very easy to follow, and I'm so pleased with my new journal!
Audrey Ko

Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

Great tutorial. The instructor makes it very easy to understand!
it's a useful skill to learn.

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Shelley Hitz

Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

Ready to learn the art of lettering and watercolor, the easy way? I know what it's like to be a beginner. And I know what it's like to battle the inner critic. The fear, self-doubt, and comparison.

But, I have learned to embrace the artist in me and have re-discovered the joy of creating art.

Art can help you:

Relax and have fun. It's been an amazing form of self-care for me. Discover the power of color. Creating art can bring you so much joy. Create beautiful pieces you can...

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