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« on: June 26, 2007 06:37:12 PM »

Hi. I'm making a hollow book for my brother, using this tutorial:
http://how2dostuff.blogspot.com/2006/02/how-to-make-secret-hollow-book.html
But the book I am using has a nasty looking spine. What can I do to fix this? It just looks like a bad water mark. Would some kind of patterned tissue paper cover it? I want to preserve the covers [the book is The Thesaurus of Humor] Cheesy
Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 01:10:07 PM »

You could cover the spine using layers of tissue paper, sealed with something like mod podge, or watered down pva.
You could also try heat embossing the spine - build up a few layers, bend it a little so that the embossing starts to crack, then rub gilding paste into the cracks - gives a really nice effect.
Or, maybe use a wide ribbon or other fabric to cover the spine.
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