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Re: [BKARTS] Question from a new book binder - May Kitten

I recently took a class where the instructor used this method.  Instead of
pasting the paper and applying it to the board, we did the following:

After the paper had been applied to the back of the cloth, we adhered 2
small tabs of paper to the back (using a very light layer of paste).  The
tabs stick out beyond the edges of the paper.  Then we turned it over and
stuck it to the board -- no paste -- the moisture made it stick to the board
temporarily.  Next we took a brush and just lightly brushed some paste
around the edges of the paper (the margin that is larger than the cloth)
over onto the board, avoiding the areas where you put the tabs.  This will
create a small area that is not pasted directly to the board.  After drying
for 24 hours, use the tabs to begin peeling up the cloth/paper.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ariaya Sylva" <ariaya2002@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: Question from a new book binder - May Kitten

> MayKitten,
> Thanks for the hints on where to look for suppliers!!
> I made some book cloths this week with ... well ... varying success :-)
> I followed the instructions in the Japanese bookbinding book.  The
> instructions say to put paste on the paper side and stick the book
> cloth down to a board to dry ... it makes them dry wonderfully flat!
> BUT .. when I tried to get them up, I had issues with the paper tearing
> and staying on the board.  I used the same consistency of glue for both
> the paper-to-fabric and paper-to-board sticking .... should there be a
> difference?  BTW, I used a flour-starch cooked glue.
> -- Ariaya
> --- Silver MayKitten <maykitten1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Look in your yellow pages for the following headings:
> >
> >      Shipping Supplies & Containers
> >
> >      Paper Distributors
> >
> >      Packaging Materials
> >
> >      Boxes - Corragated and Boxboard
> >
> >      Bags - Paper & Plastic
> >
> > I get my tissue from Xpedx.
> >
> > I have allways claaed it just Bleached Packing Tissue
> > or Wraping Tissue. You can get small packages of it in
> > the gift wrap department of Wal-Mart.
> >
> > If you use paper that is too thick, like 50 pound
> > book, your fabric bulks up too much.
> >
> > MayKitten

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