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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D50
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Nov 1, 2011, 12:58:37 PM
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French Binding by picture-in-a-frame French Binding by picture-in-a-frame
a book made with french binding
the hardest thing I've done yet!
(apart from a medieval book I'm still working on)
The trick is to work precise and neat, so as to show as little of the bindwork as possible, and to make the transition from the back of the book to the covers as smooth as you can

I used a red leather (Goats), marbled paper, and blue and pinkish endpapers (double endpapers)
I also plaited the headband myself

please forgive my (no doubt faulty) use of bookbinding terms, I'm not used to them in english
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Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been added to the first part of the Artisan Crafts ABC, as one extraordinary example of all the wonderful artisan crafts there is :) This article is part of the Artisan Crafts week at #projecteducate, please don't forget to check out the activities and the contest we have planned for this event! Have a nice week!
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picture-in-a-frame Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
that's awesome, thanks so much!
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ThePressGang-ink Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful :)
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picture-in-a-frame Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
thank you! :)
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Ochiru Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely, neat and precise. I particularly like the speckled effect on the edges of the text block.
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picture-in-a-frame Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
thank you so much!
I love those speckles too, been meaning to do it again on some of my other books
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Ochiru Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did you create the effect? Flicking paint onto it or something?
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picture-in-a-frame Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Yes, I watered down acrylic paint, and then flicked it off a piece of cardboard onto the paper with a brush
make sure you put the bookblock into a press, so no paint gets inbetween the pages (and everything sticks together), just on top like this
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dragongirlhellfire Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wow! Beautiful! :heart:
Is plaiting headbands very complicated (as in too complicated to tell me)? Because I find it very difficult to obtain them, so the possibility of making them would be amazing!
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picture-in-a-frame Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
thank you so much!

it's not difficult so much as hard to explain..
have you tried looking up some tutorials here on DA or maybe youtube?

I buy my headbands at a bookbinding store near where I live (I buy all my paper and linnen there aswell)

it really is not that hard to do, and the end result is much prettier than the ready made ones
:)
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