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Mar. 8th, 2010 @ 09:35 pm My first codex
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I made the cover out of a scrap piece of a really attractive French marbled paper in a greenish tint.


...while using a brown marbled paper as the end paper (which we got out of the bargain bin at Damen). klik was not too fond of the combination, but I like it a lot. YMMV.


Trying to get both papers in the same shot, and failing.


The book has almost 100 pages, A6 format.


One of the signatures got stitched to the rest of the bookblock too loosely. Because I had also pasted a bit of endpaper over the spine on the inside, you don't see the 'naked' board anyway. That was a tip from klik, which worked out quite nicely.


When the spine is closed, the cover looks quite nice. But if you fold it open, you get unattractive creases next to the spine. I'm not sure what causes that.

All in all, I'm pretty pleased. I'm already thinking of some variations that I want to try out.
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From:nathreee
Date:March 8th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Nice handiwork. ^_^
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From:isabelgou
Date:March 8th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Looks awesome!

But oh my gods how can you look at that paper and not feel like @_@
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From:fub
Date:March 9th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
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But it's a really fancy French marbled paper! OK, it's a print of a marbled paper -- it's not handmade like this one.

Next time, I'm thinking of trying out some of our own marbles. :P
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From:loputon
Date:March 9th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
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Looks pretty cool :)
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From:fub
Date:March 9th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
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...and loud! ;)
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From:shinycuba
Date:March 9th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
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OMG. I want to learn how to make this. I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO DO THIS :O I absolutely love noteboooks and paper, and I've been trying to think for ages how to nicely make my own... I've gotten some cheap lined notebooks at Action and am planning to make new covers for those, but it just doesn't come close to this.

Ik had nog niet op je vorige comment gereageerd - maar ik heb idd gezocht in japanse doos workshop/kartonage workshop e.d., maar niet iets in de buurt te vinden.. nou ja, eentje in Hilversum, maar die is al voorbij. Jij geeft niet toevallig tekst & uitleg voor een vergoeding en een fles wijn? Haha, sorry, dat klinkt zo bot :P Maar ik zou dit echt super graag willen leren... misschien zit ik niet goed genoeg te zoeken, dat kan ook.
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From:fub
Date:March 9th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Het is algemeen bekend dat ik omkoopbaar ben... Ik kan je best wat dingetjes uitleggen -- zo moeilijk is het niet!
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From:shinycuba
Date:March 9th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
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Yay! :D Moet ik ns kijken, in April heb ik wat weekjes vrij geloof ik.. ws gil ik dan wel :D
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From:fub
Date:March 10th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Doe eens even een paar dagen dat je zou kunnen? Want onze weekenden lopen snel vol, en misschien willen anderen ook meedoen met een mini-workshopje ofzo...
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From:cissa
Date:March 10th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
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Gorgeous!
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