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Re: [BKARTS] Book jackets



Hi
I'm a book and paper artist new to this discussion group.
Dianne--I do a lot of collage and I often have to paste down heavy papers
and other heavy material.  I've found that a wheat-derivative wall paper
paste works very well.  I used it to adhere some vintage advertisements to
my kitchen wall several years ago and it holds up well.  I also have a
recipe for a natural collage paste that works well on canvas surfaces, but I
don't know how well it would work on a wall.  I don't know if that helps.

Also, could someone describe a sewing frame to me?  How it works, how to use
it etc--if you could send a picture, or point me to a site that has
one--that would be wonderful.  And if anyone has a used copy of LaPlantz's
book--Cover to Cover--that they'd be willing to sell to me--it would be much
appreciated.

Jessie K.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Westerfield" <dwester@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 11:18 AM
Subject: Book jackets


> Hi all,
>
> Here is a semi-book arts related question-
>
> I was able to scavenge a number of nice book jackets from the library =
> where I work.  Our bindery office is a cheerless, windowless room, so I =
> thought the jackets would be a great way to liven the place up.
>
> I'm wondering if anyone has advice on mounting them.  They just fall off =
> the wall if taped with Scotch tape. (Not PC, I know). =20
>
> I considered getting a paint roller and using PVA glue to coat the =
> backsides, then adhering them to cheap posterboard (again not PC, but this
=
> isn't artwork meant to last the ages). However, these jackets are so slick
=
> I wonder if this would work.  Maybe if the backs were sandpapered first?
=
> I am also concerned about warping, is there a "drier" glue that's still =
> convenient to spread over relatively large surfaces?
>
> Any advice on the subject would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Diane Westerfield
> dwester@xxxxxxx=20
>
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