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ziabox
« on: October 19, 2006 11:14:47 AM »

Hello,
This is my fisrt post in this forum..
I have just started with the book making craft and i'm hooked! My etching teacher is showing me and this is the frist book i made a week ago. It's a small format and i'm so happy with it. And sence i've learned this way of book binding i used it to start an artist's book for a project i've been working on.
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thanks for looking. SmileySmiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006 06:56:57 AM »

Nice!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006 07:49:41 AM »

Wow, that's realy good for your first attempt! Way to go! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006 01:59:45 PM »

well done! i like the end papers that you used.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2006 06:55:40 PM »

thanks!

I do have one question. I had some of a problem with folding the fabric at the edges and it didnt turn out as clean and neat as i would wanted (see second picture, the edges). Any tips on that?
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006 06:58:50 PM »

that's really cool i've always wanted to bind books (by always i mean i was obsessed for a while in OAC and then again for a bit in uni and now again that i've seen your work)
how did you bind taht?
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2006 07:01:41 PM »

ive found if you cut out a square at the corner, so you just have the flat pieces and not that extra flap at the corners it comes out a bit flatter.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2006 02:32:51 PM »

ive found if you cut out a square at the corner, so you just have the flat pieces and not that extra flap at the corners it comes out a bit flatter.

in order to make the square, you fold the corner of the fabric over the corner of the board. crease with your finger the folds and along the edge of the board. then cut out the triangles that were creased. that will give you your square. you then glue the squre to the board and fold over your fabric as usual. it will give you less bulk at the corners but still have some fabric underneath if it doesn't match up perfectly. hope that makes sense! (there is a link somewhere on here with a diagram that illustrates what i mean and i cannot find it for the life of me!)
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2006 02:42:06 PM »

ive found if you cut out a square at the corner, so you just have the flat pieces and not that extra flap at the corners it comes out a bit flatter.

in order to make the square, you fold the corner of the fabric over the corner of the board. crease with your finger the folds and along the edge of the board. then cut out the triangles that were creased. that will give you your square. you then glue the squre to the board and fold over your fabric as usual. it will give you less bulk at the corners but still have some fabric underneath if it doesn't match up perfectly. hope that makes sense! (there is a link somewhere on here with a diagram that illustrates what i mean and i cannot find it for the life of me!)

yeah! what she said!
sorry, im not so hot at giving instructions...
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2006 01:47:58 PM »

I usually cut out not-quite-a-square (more like a diamond with one hald longer than the other... does that even make sense) that way there's a little bit of overlap and you can just eyeball it instead of measuring...

Then again, I don't usually use fabric for covers, so there might be more issues with fraying that way.

Anyway, this is a gorgeous first book, and I hope your project goes well. If you don't mind my asking-- what is your project?
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