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Lesson Plans

Re: Egyptian Books

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Larry Cox (L_J_Cox)
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 17:37:49 -0700

I saw something like this in a class I subbed in today. It was markers on
foil over cardboard and shrink-wrapped. Looked good! L in NM
-----Original Message-----
From: DeDeRuss <DeDeRuss>
To: meemo <meemo>;
Date: Thursday, January 21, 1999 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: Egyptian Books

>Hi--I have done book covers with all ages that use heavy duty aluminum
>The students cover a piece of cardboard completely with white glue,
>it on pretty heavily. They then place a slightly larger piece of heavy
>aluminum foil which has been gently "crinkled" then opened up again over
>glue. They fold it over the edges of the cardboard. After this they draw
>their ideas pressing onto the foil gently with a blunt pencil. (If they
>doing Egypt, appropriate designs could be used that they are studying in
>class.) They need to be "light handed" in drawing as they don't want to
>holes in the foil. The project now needs to set for a day or two. The
>students then cover the foil with india ink or black acrylic paint. This
>needs to dry (I often use hairdryers to speed this process up) The
>then "burnish" or rub steel wool over the foil. All of the black ink stays
>the crevices of the designs and the rest of the foil returns to a slightly
>shiny surface. What they are doing is "antiquing" the book cover. Holes
>be punched into the sides and the pages can be attached using leather or
>These book covers end up looking like tooled silver. All the best---DeDe