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Topic: my new crafty love- bookbinding! with pics:) TUTORIAL ADDED!  (Read 54169 times)
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« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2004 06:25:08 PM »

One quick note:
If you try to make wheat paste in the microwave, check on it and give it a stir every 5-10 seconds. The top layer will dry out faster and form gel-like lumps, so you have to keep stirring every so often to incorporate those to get a smooth paste.
It took about 40 seconds of total microwaving time for me to make paste from about two tablespoons of flour and some water.
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« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2006 09:54:34 AM »

i am so gosh darn happy about this tutorial!  i can no longer sit idle...i'm a crafty little crafting machine.
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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2006 10:17:21 PM »

good job. thanks for your tutorial .it helps me a lot! thank you!
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« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2006 11:46:28 AM »

does anyone know if home made wheat paste keeps things together for the LONG haul? i mean, longer than a couple years.

If I'm going to make a book for a friend, i really want it to stand up for years and years.

I was just wondering. and if it doesn't, does anyone know what kind of glue will hold it together for a long time?
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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2006 04:52:02 PM »

Thanks for the great tutorial.  I've always wanted to do this and your instructions made it look easy.

Can't wait to make a book!
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« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2006 06:44:27 PM »

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does anyone know if home made wheat paste keeps things together for the LONG haul? i mean, longer than a couple years.


i have a few made by friends that i've had for several years- 5 or 6.  and they're in good shape- no peeling.

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« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2006 10:49:57 PM »

omg(osh)!
 I love flamingo's! I'd die to have that book! So cute and...pink! Wonderful job, all of your books look wonderfuL!
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« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2006 08:18:38 AM »

Wow! Those are all incredible! Great work, everyone!

I have one question- do you have any tips for punching through the cardboard? I'm just at that step, and preliminary testing is telling me that jabbing at it with a needle isn't going to go well.

~Bridget
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« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2006 04:33:47 PM »

bridget, get yourself an awl.  here's one.

i'm so glad everyone's getting use from this thread Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2006 01:23:21 PM »

I was just wondering. and if it doesn't, does anyone know what kind of glue will hold it together for a long time?

methyl cellulose and PVA are glues that are used by most bookbinders and conservationsist. they are the ones that are archival...you can order methyl cell online (http://www.bookmakerscatalog.com/index.htm) and PVA is sold in craft stores. elmers is pva though has something in it that makes it less archival...meaning it would stay around for maybe 100 yrs instead of 1000.  Grin

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