How to stain paper with coffee

If you’re looking to make an old looking letter, make a sketchbook or bind a nostalgic looking journal, then you’ll want to learn how to stain paper with coffee.  This article offers you a quick guide: What do you need to stain paper with coffee? 1) Mug, tray or bowl If you’re brushing the coffee … Read more

Paper Grain


If you are into art, especially those that involves paper, this is a fundamental understanding that you’d need to grasp: Understanding paper grain direction And that’s what we’ll cover in this quick guide: Why Paper Grain Direction Matters How to determine the grain direction Why Paper Grain Direction Matters Paper to book is like water … Read more

The Pen Knife | Bookbinding Tool 101


The Pen Knife is one of the most versatile tool used by crafters. However, because of its versatility, many crafters tend to over look the humble pen knife. I mean, as long as it cuts, it doesn’t really matter which pen knife you use right? That is…until you find yourself in a well-stock craft store…faced … Read more

Art Supply Shops In Singapore


Where can we get art supplies in Singapore? Where do I buy bookbinding tools in Singapore? Those are the most common questions we get from our students. So… Here’s our compilation of Art Supply Shops in Singapore. We will keep this list updated as we discover new shops. How to use this list The art … Read more

2017 Weekly Planner Do It Yourself Guide

2017 weekly planner

It’s December. *GASP! Dang, 2016. That was fast. With Christmas approaching and the New Year just ahead, its time to make a new planner. YAY to the new year for that 😀 There are many ways to handcraft your own bookbinding Weekly Planner. This tutorial shows you how I do it. Let’s go! 2017 Weekly … Read more

How to Score Pages with Your Bone Folder

how to score pages with bone folder

When doing a bookbinding project that requires book signatures (such as a case binding project), you would often need to score the pages. This is done to ensure a nice fold which can be easily marked and stitched. We often use a bone folder (aka bone scorer) to score the pages. Alternatively, you can use … Read more