Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bradel Book

Instructions for the Bradel Book binding

Spine/ thin cover

Cut two pieces of thin board (chipboard or cardstock paper) exactly the same size.

They will be ½ inch longer (tall) than your text block, but 3/8 inch shorter (wide).

Spine is made out of the same material and will be the same height about a 1/2 inch wider than the spine of your text block (1/4 inch on both sides).

You will then glue the 3 pieces onto your spine cover (book cloth) leaving a ¼ inch in between for the hinge.

Outer cover

Book board should be cut into 2 pieces the same measurements as the cardstock pieces.

Covering- after you glue the main board onto the paper and are now starting on the left over sides (there should be about an inch of left over paper all around), glue down on the side that will be closest to the spine. All of the other 3 sides will be over lapped around both the book board and card stock, which will connect the pieces.

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