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Topic: Help! Binding that allows me to add/remove pages freely?  (Read 487 times)
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*Eva*
« on: May 28, 2009 01:37:31 PM »

Hey y'all!

LONG VERSION begin here:  I decided to do my first foray into altered book land this week, using a free book I picked up, read, and thoroughly disliked. I covered the exterior in fabric and it looks quite nice.

I really want to have a blank interior for my book -- so I don't have to read it again every time I open it, blegh -- so I tried to gesso the pages, tearing out every other page. This would take forever to do 150 pages, plus they're very thick and warped it really looks shoddy. Sad

I tore out the book part, which left me with the sad (kinda floppy) cover... I found an old three-ring binder, and glued the metal part into my book, but now it just looks like a three-ring-binder covered in red fabric. Not really what I was aiming for.

SHORT VERSION begin here:
I'm going to go out and buy some pages tonight to fit my book cover. I want to find a way to bind it so that I can freely add and remove pages.

If I put the pages in, do you think it will look less like a boring, three-ring binder? What if I 'cover' the rings from showing on the outside by having bookmarks with, er, tassels or something?

Are there other binding options that will permit me to add and remove pages as I wish? Ribbon? String? Brads?

I want my book to have a sort of ancient/magical feel, if that helps at all. Smiley

Thanks in advance for your help!
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