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Re: Bookmaking ideas

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Wed, 2 Sep 1998 09:56:15 EDT

Michelle, I have done some bookmaking using the pop-up idea. It can be a long
process of several weeks.
We made covers of strong board that was precut for them. Using decorated
watercolor paper 140# cut 1" larger than the cardboard and spine measurement
so that it could overlap the boards on their 3 sides. The spine ( size
determined by the thickness of the book's contents) does not have board. Fold
and glue (with tacky glue) all the overlapping edges of the w/c paper over the
cardboard, including the spine area folded on itself. Then a cover paper is
added(cut i/4" smaller) over the folded edges. Look at a book for the idea.
The Pop-Up was added in the center spine. This can be done with hot glue if it
is only 1 page or stitched and glued for multiple pages. There are very good
resources on pop-ups.
How to Make Super Pop-Ups by Joan Irvine ISBN-0688-10690-
The pop-Up Book by paul Jackson. ISBN-o8o5o-2884-6

I'd like to see your lesson plan how you developed "Art as Communication" in
the classroom. I am convinced that in order to bring art out of the public
image that "Art is the Dark Ages of Busy Work ", we must help people
understand that Art has meaning and that is another means of communication of
feeling, concepts and ideas, just as the Author or Composer uses words and

Melting-Marsha in humid Florida