And I thought I'd share one of the awesome projects from the book. I never thought of making a personal planet, but I think it sounds like a blast!
Click on these pages from Map Art Lab to enlarge and read the full tutorial on how to make a personal planet.
Here is how I started my personal planet on a lamp globe with my home state and my current state made out of washi tape.
First, I printed outlines of each of the states on regular paper the size I wanted them to be.
I glued wax paper over the outlines with a glue stick.
Then, I covered the shapes with strips of washi tape.
I held up the paper with the window behind the paper so it was super easy to see the line to cut the states out.
Then I simply pealed the wax paper off the back partially on one side, keeping all the strips of tape attached to both the wax paper and the globe surface. I then kept peeling the wax paper off and pressing the tape down.
More about the new Quarry craft book:
Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds.
Everyone loves maps. And what’s not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.