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Handmade Books and Cardsby Jean G Kropper
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What store-bought card can compare to one you've made yourself? Or create your own book. From the paper you use, to the binding holding it all together, everything will be your own handiwork. Select from a variety of book and card types, and continue to make the creative choices as you develop your medium. Full-color illustrations take you through each step. 160 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.
..".information is presented in a very visual fashion, from papyrus scrolls to artistic interpretations of bound pages....she explains and demonstrates the how-tos of bindings, both simple and advanced. All techniques are accompanied by photographs and often illustrations depicting one particular process. Great for beginners..."--"Booklist. ..".goes...into hand-decorated pages, unusual formats, and traditional methods such as fore-edge painting....good additions to public libraries collections..."--"Library Journal.
"Beautifully presented....Not only edifies but...encourages as it instructs curious readers in bookbinding techniques. The author begins her course with a rundown on optional materials as well as essential tools...explanations of both simple and complex projects, each one clearly and excitingly illustrated with diagrams of procedural steps and color photographs of the finished product....Golden explores an amazing range of possibilities for journals, photo albums, poetry books, and more....An especially attractive crafts book."--Booklist.
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