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Old 08-15-2016, 03:38   #71
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Eventually I'll try to sell some of the boxes and books. Not sure what direction I'll end up going, artistically speaking. Right now I'm learning the craft.

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Oh are you doing book binding too?! Tell me all about it.

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Yes. I started out making small artist books - mostly accordion with hard cover - painted pages, calligraphy, etc. I've been playing around with other binding methods such as making a pamphlet type book, stitched at the spine, and artistic covers or covered with handmade papers. I've also made some albums using decorative (scrapbook) papers. It's all lots of fun.

My current learning project is to make case-bound books. (The kind of hard cover books you find in libraries and bookstores.) I've just completed my first one (fought with errors and redos). It's a small journal with blank pages (which I cut and folded and stitched together), and I covered the hard cover boards with paste paper (starch paste with paint mixed into it - think fingerpaint) which has been a current experiment as well. If you go to Pinterest and key in "paste paper" you'll see just how lovely this kind of paper can be. It is an alternative to marbled paper which traditionally has been the end pages of quality case-bound books (the inside of the hard cover and the first page - which is glued to the block of pages).

All lots of fun if challenging. Making books does not allow for sloppy measurement and cutting. I'm getting better!

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What a great hobby! I hope you post more pictures as you progress, as I would love to take a peek at your creations.

My sister-in-law does this stuff too (she gave me the papered boxes), and she hunts down old books to rebind. I don't know all the details but she is particularly interested in books from pre-1850 as the paper can be washed.

The geek in me likes that she usually finds math books to rebind. Math gives me warm fuzzies...

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What a great hobby! I hope you post more pictures as you progress, as I would love to take a peek at your creations.
I have some of my books and papercrafts on a Pinterest board, including this last one, a blue and tan journal.
https://www.pinterest.com/VRStudio1/...r-papercrafts/

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You are very talented, great samples in there! I really like this one:


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The heat is kicking my tush this summer.

I am so ready for cooler weather...

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Could we trade a few days, Cricket? We've been having constant mid-60's, foggy, sun only maybe in the afternoon, weather. My plants need more sun!

Plus, it's wrong to put on the heat in August, which I did last week when 61 in the house just wasn't acceptable!

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Photography is my "thing" too... Lately its been about the birds that visit my yard. Its always more interesting in Spring and Summer when the weather is warmer and the birds are looking to nest and make babies, so here's one from a couple of months ago
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