Tuesday, 13 November 2012

More Lotus Books

These were my first attempt at making the lotus books and utilised some lovely newspaper which I had waxed with a melted candle.  I was surprised that I was able to glue the waxed paper.  The newspaper was something I had used to protect the table when painting and printing at a workshop with Joan Newall some time ago and it had the most wonderful marks on it so I kept it.  The wax made it semi translucent.

The other problem I found with these little books was that I could not get the cords hidden in the cover, although I did try cutting a groove in the board, but the cord still showed through the end paper.  Perhaps a narrow flat ribbon would have been better?

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