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May 2, 2007

Wednesday morning musings…

Filed under: Client Books, Morning Musings — jackie @ 7:41 am

Good morning readers…

I’ve noticed that there are a bunch of folks from the UK that are regular readers so I’d like to give a shout out to all you folks across the pond this morning. Thanks for stopping and checking out the blog everyday.

Yesterday after spending a good part of the day wrangling ducklings, I was able to finish up two albums that need to be delivered tomm. Both books are covered in Duponi silk. The smaller one is an 8″x8″ flushmount style guestbook and the larger one is a non sewn album binding. If anyone is familiar with the Shared Ink style books the binding is done in a similar fashion. I had to reverse engineer one of thier books a while back because I had setup some pages wrong and they weren’t printed right. Because I didn’t want my client to wait any longer for thier books I ended up using the cover but printing the new pages myself and needed it to be put together in the same way as the original. If anyone is interested in a step by step of the process let me know. I can work up a tutorial to post here.

 A few finished albums

For those of you who are not familiar with the flushmount style of album, the pages are not sewn but printed as individual spreads, then folded in half and glued back to back with the pages adjacent to it. I am in the process of finishing up a tutorial on how to make an album using this method.

Next Weds., along with a group of other artists, I’ll be demonstrating bookbinding at one of our local schools. There will be about 700 children checking out all the diff. styles of art. I’ve got a few cool tools that I can take as well as some interesting looking books they will like.

I’m off to work. I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

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  1. i’d love to see a tutorial! i am just getting into visual books, and am interested in trying out different ways of binding!

    Comment by s.patel — May 2, 2007 @ 8:33 am
  2. Likewise - I really like your tutorials. Very clear and easy to understand - superior to others I’ve found online.

    Comment by Kate — May 2, 2007 @ 4:51 pm
  3. Thanks for you nice comments about my tutorials. I try to make them as user friendly as possible.
    I’m finishing up another tutorial right now but will get started on the new one as soon as I’m done.

    Comment by jackie — May 3, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

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