Thursday, November 4, 2010

Naked Book

Here are the instructions for the Naked book I know that you are all so excited to
make this book.


Textblock (french sewn, Cord, Case)

2 bookboards
1 piece of book cloth
acrylic paint
molding paste
glue, scissors, needle, thread, ruler


Measure spine of book, add 1/16th" Cut book boards length 1/8th" larger on head and tail. Measure the width the same size as the textblock. This is the length and width of the bookboards.

Cut book cloth 3/4" larger on the head and tail of the spine. For the width add 2" plus 1/16th" for the spine. Glue the bookcloth and the bookboards together, remembering the width of the spine.

Gesso the boards front and back. Allow to dry

Use molding paste to decorate Allow to dry

Paint with acrylic paints. Allow to dry

Connect textblock to cover with endpapers or the textblock papers.


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