Sunday, September 11, 2011

Making Paste Paper

I've been asked to make another movable book for someone, so last night I spent some time making paste paper to cover the outside.  I haven't done this in a very long time, so it took some practice to get into the groove.  The results look simple but when integrated into a book cover they can produce wonderful results.

Here is what I cooked up last night in the kitchen:





Making paste paper is such fun.   The blog MyHandboundBooks.blogspot.com is a nice resource if you are interested in book-making. This book-artisan has a wonderful tutorial HERE on paste-paper you might like. Here is one of her finished products, a bold example of how decorative paste paper can enhance a cover:

Try it sometime. 

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