Thursday, February 3, 2011
I thought I would share a little about how the covered books are made. Once I have found the right piece of recycled paper I have to fold the paper to fit the book exactly. I then trim any excess paper and make sure its all even. I have to do this sometimes up to 5 or more times to get it just right. Then I have to glue it to the desired book. This takes a lot of patience. The glue has to be spread evenly and just the right amount. To add to that, I must work quickly as the glue sometimes makes certain papers a bit soggy. I must fit it exactly on to the book and make sure that it fits like a glove both opened and closed. Once again it takes a few attempts to make sure the fit is just perfect.
Then immediately after it is fitted I go through a serious of different steps to ensure the paper is flat with no air bubbles or bulges of glue. Again, I must go through these steps several times to make sure everything is perfect. Then I let it dry over night and in the morning its ready to be decorated!
I hope you enjoy this address book as much as I enjoyed making it.