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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Neat & tidy tab-slits? on: February 03, 2009 07:27:18 AM
How on earth do you cut very neat, tidy and precise tab slits into your paper/card creations? No matter what method I try I end up with something that looks scruffy. I'm trying to make a slit (through card) that's about 10 mm long and 2 mm wide to close a sculptural book with ribbon.

I often use round holes instead, but I think I should learn how to do proper slits.

Thank you in advance.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Making Deckle/Torn Edges on: August 26, 2008 10:06:29 AM
My partner gave me some lovely paper samples leftover from her place of work - they are huge sheets, 520 x 780 mm and I've been folding & tearing them to make folios & signatures for my bookbinding projects. So I've got some nice folios sized 190 x 130 and smaller ones sized 130 x 97 mm, both of which are torn/deckled on all but one edge.

Can some kind person tell me how to make a faux deckle edge on that one clean edge? I've got everything from 175gsm to 300 gsm, so quite thick paper/card.

Ta very muchly in advance,
Verde  Cheesy
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Macro challenge: church door on: May 06, 2008 10:43:20 AM

This is a bolt on the main door of my village's church. I took it the day after I got my very first digital camera - a Nikon Coolpix S200 - and got obsessed with taking pictures of cool textures!

I zoomed in on it in-camera (can't remember what the correct term is), but that's all the editing it had.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Finally... a good book! (4 images) on: April 22, 2008 04:35:29 AM
I've been bookbinding for almost 6 months, and finally have made something I'm 99% happy with.

These are A6 size (approx 6 x 4 1/2 inches), landscape orientation, hardback blank books/journals.

They are quarter leather bound, and covered with lined 'homespun' cotton fabric.

I've had great trouble trimming bookblocks, so I left them 'natural' - this means the foredge is stair-stepped, and the tail has got a 'deckle'. Ideally I'd like properly trimmed blocks, but... meh... it's not happening right now (any tips?).

Feedback very welcome, lovely people!

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