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#1 GatzBcn

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 13:15

Hello everyone!

Today I’d like to share with you a very big book I made last month. The style chosen was German Springback. It had to be A4 size and 4 cm of thickness of the paper. My first thought was: “oh my, this is going to be heavy!”.

The paper chosen was Fedrigoni. This was the stack of paper I used, after cutting it to A3 size to fold it.

 

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The sheets were folded and sewn. Glue on the spine and some trimming done, it was rounded. Then I applied some backing cloth to reinforce the spine.

 

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I finished the spine by applying a couple of bookmarks, some headbands I sew off the book and two layers of paper for further reinforcement. Then I proceeded to make a thin cover which would be the basis for the springback structure.

 
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I applied some layers of 1.5 mm board on the spine to thicken it. On the spine, I glued four fake ribs made of leather. Then I glued two boards (a 2 mm plus a 2.5 mm) and put in on the cover, with the four sides bevelled.
 
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The structure finished, it was time to prepare the leather. It was a huge piece of leather!
 
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I used paste to attach the leather to the book. The folder is for size reference.
 
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Once it was dried, it was time to decorate!
 
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And the book was finished! The weight was about 2,5 kg, quite heavy!
 
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Thank you very much for reading up to here hehe. I enjoy sharing with you guys and I hadn't done it in way too long, so it was time to solve that. 
Best,
 
Anna

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 13:22

Beautiful work.



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 14:45

Very nice.  Was this a commission/made for a special use?  Or just "Let's see if I can do something on this scale" project?

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#4 GatzBcn

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 18:46

Beautiful work.

  
Thank you very much!

Very nice.  Was this a commission/made for a special use?  Or just "Let's see if I can do something on this scale" project?
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

It was a commission, the book is being used as a Book of Shadows by a French man. He showed me a picture, his work filling the book (with borders drawn by hand for each page) is stunning!

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 19:41

What's a book of shadows?

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 22:01

What's a book of shadows?

 

I didn't know either, so I googled it.  Apparently it's a book where people write religious text and spells if they are practitioners of Wicca:

https://en.wikipedia...Book_of_Shadows

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 01:30

 

I didn't know either, so I googled it.  Apparently it's a book where people write religious text and spells if they are practitioners of Wicca:

https://en.wikipedia...Book_of_Shadows

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Double double toil and trouble..............

 

Beautiful book. I am so jealous of what you can achieve. Your passion for what you do is so obvious. Bravo!!!!!


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#8 GatzBcn

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:29

What's a book of shadows?

 
 

I didn't know either, so I googled it.  Apparently it's a book where people write religious text and spells if they are practitioners of Wicca:
https://en.wikipedia...Book_of_Shadows
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Exactly, even though I believe it is not only restricted to Wicca practitioners, but to people involved in witchcraft in general. They use it to write their experiences, their practices, etc.

 

Double double toil and trouble..............
 
Beautiful book. I am so jealous of what you can achieve. Your passion for what you do is so obvious. Bravo!!!!!


Thanks! I do enjoy what I do .

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 23:28

The ribs really add a finishing touch of class. Are you saying they are purely decorative?


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:24

Wow, Anna, that is an awe-inspiring tome!

 

Do you remember what the paper weight is? It looks pretty thick, like 120 grams per meter² or heavier. Googling Fedrigoni paper...


I may not have been much help, but I DID bump your thread up to the top.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:28

Absolutely stunning! 


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 08:44

The ribs really add a finishing touch of class. Are you saying they are purely decorative?

 

In this case, yes they were. In some bindings they do have a function.

 

Wow, Anna, that is an awe-inspiring tome!
 
Do you remember what the paper weight is? It looks pretty thick, like 120 grams per meter² or heavier. Googling Fedrigoni paper...

  

Nope, it was 90 gsm, actually hehe. And thanks for the kind words!

Absolutely stunning!

Thanks! I am glad you liked it!

Edited by GatzBcn, 12 March 2018 - 08:46.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 12:08

Fantastic work. One of these days I may have to invest in something similar. Right after I scrounge up twenty ounces of silver.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 12:52

Fantastic work. One of these days I may have to invest in something similar. Right after I scrounge up twenty ounces of silver.

 

Thank you very much!!!

 

 

By the way, I got permission from its current owner to show you how it is being used:

 

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Don't tell me he's not an artist!  :D


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 14:46

Wow! Amazing bookmaking and amazing art and writing on the pages.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 20:11

Gorgeous work!

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 23:59

So did you do the artwork, or just the bookbinding?

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#18 GatzBcn

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:03

Wow! Amazing bookmaking and amazing art and writing on the pages.

 
Thanks!!!

 

Gorgeous work!

  
Thank you!!!

So did you do the artwork, or just the bookbinding?
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


I just did the bookbinding, I sent the book blank, and its current owner is the one making such artwork :).

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:30

Beautiful on the outside and inside! Such a great match of craftsmanships. :)


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:07

Beautiful on the outside and inside! Such a great match of craftsmanships. :)


Thanks! He says he’s over half the book by now! Such a hard-worker!

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