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Re: Book making techniques


Date: Wed Jul 31 2002 - 13:31:48 PDT

Japanese papers (mulberry, kozo, stenciled, masa, etc.) work great on
handmade journals. Also, you might use brown Kraft paper--have the students
carve eraser stamps to stamp designs on the paper or work with spray paint
and handmade stencils. Both the Kraft paper and Japanese papers work well
and seem to hide unwanted glue spots. I prefer Japanese papers that are not
too transparent and hold a fold.

Glue sticks work well for applying the paper to cover boards, but you don't
get a lot of glue for your money. An instructor who taught a course in
bookmaking at college used and recommended YES brand glue. Not all supply
houses carry it. It has the consistency of white school paste and really