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hey, are you going to throw that away?

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« on: July 03, 2007 04:48:13 PM »

i found a great old book that i want to give my friend as a journal. i dont want to paint all the pages......is there something else i can do?

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007 08:34:51 PM »

it may be harder, but you could try to remove all the pages and sew up new signatures and put them back in the book- assuming the cover is the interesting part of the book.


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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007 10:21:10 AM »

When I am doing altered books, sometimes I like to glue several pages together to make thicker pages, then I don't have to re-do the signatures.
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007 12:23:13 AM »

Do you have any tips for how to do that? I tried recently and most of my pages didn't stay as smooth and are wavy.

When I am doing altered books, sometimes I like to glue several pages together to make thicker pages, then I don't have to re-do the signatures.

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007 01:20:40 PM »

it all depends on the glue, the paper, and the interaction they have. Heavier paper does not buckle as much. You can look for glue that is labeled in such a way that it says there is little or no buckling. You can try acrylic gel medium instead of glue. You should let each layer dry, not try to glue many pages into one page at a time. you could also try "dry" adhesives like scrpabooking adhesive that rolls out almost dry. It is a very trial and error filled process.
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