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Re: [BKARTS] BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 12 Jun 2003 to 13 Jun 2003 (#2003-162)

Thanks, Jo ... the clasps at your site are wonderful ... and so generous of
you to share how they are done! Keep us posted on your Corian book.

Three cheers for dumpster art!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jo" <jmerchant@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 5:09 AM
Subject: Re: BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 12 Jun 2003 to 13 Jun 2003 (#2003-162)

> A number of years ago I saw some coptic style books made using small
pieces of Corian for the covers. They were very nice, with that stonelike
texture, and very lightweight. I don't remember who the artist was, but I
believe she was from Iowa at that time. I do recall that she said working
with Corian required special care because of the dust. I recently found some
samples of Corian in a dumpster, and it reminded me of those books, so of
course I salvaged it. I hope to try using it myself someday for books or
> Joycelyn Merchant
> http://www.bookclasp.com
> At 12:19 PM 06/13/2003 +0000, you wrote:
> >>Along this line of thinking - has anyone ever made clay covers for
> >>What has been your experience with this?  Susanne Martin (the one in
> >>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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