This is a beer box book. The covers are cut from the cardboard box of a case of Mexican beer. The challenge with a book like this is to use materials that are really cheap and low-quality and definitely not archival and make them sturdy, attractive and as acid-free as possible. The covers of this book were cut from the cardboard box. The front and back were sealed with mat acrylic medium. The edges were bound with red duct tape and the inside was lined with red paper. Then the whole thing was given another coat of the acrylic varnish. Glue often tends to warp cardboard, and these two pieces bowed quite a lot. I hoped that sealing the other side would even out the bend, but it didn't. Thus, the heavy weights overnight. After some hours more under bricks, the covers are relatively flat, but still not completely.
This hand made blank book has 8 signatures of 5 sheets each. 80 pages (160 both sides.) It is sewn with red cotton thread in a single-needle coptic stitch,
Even though I managed to improve them a lot, the covers will never be anything but cardboard. But it's a cute book and would be fun to write in.