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My coptic binding book from last semester's bookbinding class. I decorated the cover paper using watercolors, walnut ink, salt and alcohol. I was really happy with how it came out :)
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Sine-Cura Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the technique you used on the cover! and the staggering of the binding is a beautiful addition, it works so well with the cover!
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edheene Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How did you make cover paper It's amazing O_O
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Psycho-Karaoke Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a lot of signatures (the maximum I've tried is seven), but the binding looks really tight. Like the long stitches on the covers, and especially the decoration on the covers. Does it have end-papers?
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a-perplexing-puzzle Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Nope, no end-papers. Yeah, if I remember right, keeping the tension right on the binding was difficult, because you don't want to go too loose, but if you go too tight, the book won't close.
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Jasmine-Jean Featured By Owner May 18, 2011   General Artist
That really is exquisite. Well done
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Montaneous Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
This book is absolutely beautiful, I love everything about it! haha its now my mission to make something as brilliant as this :)
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a-perplexing-puzzle Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Wow, thanks! All of the positive reaction to this book has been really cool--it makes me want to pull out all my bookbinding stuff again.
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Montaneous Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
Haha please do! They'll be awesome if this one's anything to go by :)
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mandymanga Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student General Artist
How did you do the long sewing parts on the covers? Would you consider posting a tutorial for this? I just learned coptic sewing, and this looks awesome.
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a-perplexing-puzzle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Ha ha, thanks! I don't think it was super complicated--all you do is punch the hole further out instead of right near the spine, and sew it the same way. If you wanted anything more specific than that, I'd probably have to dig out my bookbinding notes from hibernation... but let me know if you do need more specific instructions!
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stephyv Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Gorgeous!
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a-perplexing-puzzle Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Thank you!
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