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Re: [BKARTS] Wooden Covers?



My brother has a book that  is a soft leather cover with handmade clay tiles
attached to it.  It is quite beautiful but very non-functional.  The clay is
too heavy.  I guess it would depend what you're going for.

If you used a small clay tile inlaid into a hard cover, it wouldn't be as
heavy and the book itself would be more functional.

Mark
----- Original Message -----
From: "susanne martin" <alavee15@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: Wooden Covers?

> Along this line of thinking - has anyone ever made clay covers for books?
> What has been your experience with this?  Susanne Martin (the one in North
> Carolina)
>
>
> >From: Kara Sjoblom <ksjoblom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: [BKARTS] Wooden Covers?
> >Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 11:33:48 -0700
> >
> >Hi All,
> >
> >I am rebinding a book in a completely different manner
> >than its original incarnation. I am doing a coptic
> >binding with wooden covers (it was a commercially
> >printed book).
> >
> >Anyway, I'd like to know what people like to use for
> >wooden covers. I will probably doing a lot of staining
> >or painting and adding embellishments to the cover,
> >and I want it to have kind of an ancient look.
> >So if you have a favorite type of wood (or source) you
> >like to use for books, I'd love to hear about what
> >works well for you. I don't mind if it cracks a
> >little, but of course I don't want the whole cover to
> >break entirely in half!
> >
> >Kara
> >http://www.karasjoblom.com
> >
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