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« on: September 18, 2006 08:28:59 AM »

Just a quick question - do you use all the pages? Or do you rip most of them out? A whole book seems a ridiculous amount of work, and if you wanted to use 3D stuff, very bulky too.

« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006 09:38:42 AM »

I rip out as much as needed, which usually means more than half of pages.

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006 06:05:37 AM »

Doing every page is also very hard on the binding.  I usually do a combination of ripping/razoring pages out and gluing bunches of pages together.

HOWEVER: I think the guy doing the Humument (the granddaddy of all altered books) is doing every page.  More power to 'im.

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006 07:44:44 AM »

I was advised to stick 10 or so pages together at a time. I suppose it depends how big the book is though, plus you may want to leave a bit of 'room' between pages, by taking pages out, if you are adding buttons, tags and other ornaments so that you don't squash or spoil your artwork.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006 07:29:52 PM »

I do different things depending on what I'm doing in different books.  If most of my "finished" pages are flat (I haven't added many embellishments, or I'm just working with paper and paint), then I don't rip out a lot of pages, but I tend to glue at least two or three pages together to make them sturdier.  If I have a lot of 3D things in there, several of the pages are going to go.  Same with if I get bored with the book.  And then I usually have at least a few that are just plain old unadorned pages just for the heck of it.

HOWEVER: I think the guy doing the Humument (the granddaddy of all altered books) is doing every page.  More power to 'im.

Definitely more power to him.  I wouldn't have the patience.

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