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Re: reinforcement assistance needed


first fold  along the right grain direction, second , before you fold, use a
very sharp bonefolder or bland knife and score the paper.
works for me.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcia Thompson <Mcracker@xxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sunday, November 22, 1998 4:51 PM
Subject: reinforcement assistance needed

>I am a near novice bookmaker with a problem. I am making a criciform book
>Arches #140 hot press paper which has been treated with acrylics and walnut
>ink. When I fold the paper, it has a tencdency to crack along the crease.
>Recently, I have been using decorative paper adhered to buckram (a
>fabric used in making wedding gowns), which has its own adhesive. Normally,
>just wet it down , weight it down and the paper adheres. The paper I am
>currently using does not want to adhere -- I think because it has a a very
>rough texture. Do you have any suggestions on how I could reinforce these
>hinges or mini-spines? I do plan to use a pamphlet stitch to add a
>on each fold. Is there anything I can do to prevent the cracking in the
>Marcia Thompson

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