Finally, I had the chance to get some pictures of one of my recent bookbinding projects. I hope you’ll enjoy checking out my rounded spine book. This is very similar to the other hardback book I made – the difference is in the spines.
My next book project will be a chunky book, which means lots and lots of blank pages to fill up. I had already cut the pages and pressed them at my last class so today I choose my decorative paper and started working on the end pages. I decided to use a very colorful Chiyogami paper for the bookcovers and end papers but as it’s pretty thin I had to back it with more paper so it can withstand the glue. Backing the paper meant using Filmoplast and some blank paper and pressing it together with a hot plate to transfer the glue. Very neat.
I finished up class by punching sewing holes through the signatures and end pages, and I left my paper block in a book press until next week when sewing begins (my favorite part).
So that was my bookish day. I’m off to enjoy the latest issue of Bookmarks Magazine which arrived today. By the way, have you guys checked out their web site? They now have most of their reviews archived online. Good to know.