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Re: a newbie surfaces
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: a newbie surfaces
- From: "Sally E. Brock" <floatroc@PRIMENET.COM>
- Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 19:44:04 -0700
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I'm new as well but have been soaking up the enormous amount of information
on this list. Re: applying a medium on paper - I use maps and pages from
old atlases and find the medium very successful.. One of my books I use as
a travel journal and it wouldn't have held up for three years without it...
still looks great and feels good too.
At 06:54 PM 8/24/99 EDT, you wrote:
>I've been lurking for months, hoping to absorb some of what you folks know by
>osmisis. What a great list.
>I'm drawn to this art simply because I love books. And now I have begun to
>make simple journals covered with paper I made and I have an embarassingly
>"newbie" question: Should I be spraying or brushing or dabbing any sort of
>medium on the paper covers to strengthen and protect the paper during
>handling? My artist neighbor suggested acrylic matt medium brushed over the
>whole cover, but the art store folks said that would be a very obvious layer
>of something visible on the paper. I'd like the pretty paper to look
>"natural". Any suggestions would be welcome. I'm pasting the paper on a
>medium weight book board. (Please know that I really DID go to the archives
>Thanks in advance for any suggestions.