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have you ever wondered what goes into a handmade book?
check out this picture
- making millefiore canes
- conditioning clay
- layering clay to proper thickness
- add surface decoration in clay
- choosing and adding rusty bits (this is the hardest part)
- creating holes for binding
i'm sure i'm forgetting something.
i'm working on more painted book board books. these can be put together a lot more quickly. i'm currently coating them in dorland's wax to protect them. some are just backgrounds, waiting to be spray painted. some are just gessoed. all need to be bound.