Things that make you go 'hmm'…
Valuable lesson learned this morning. Concentration is key! This little book which looks so innocuous, caused me so much trouble, you would not believe it, and just because I was distracted when I was making it.
I have gone back to the Japanese Chiyogami papers and as I had used a version of the inside paper before (a brown and turquoise print) I was not expecting this one to become virtually transparent where I had glued it over the red calligraphy paper, which looked very messy. So I stuck another layer over each cover – except I managed to stick both new pieces on one cover. I managed to peel the top one off and stuck it on the correct cover but the other one became even more transparent thanks to the layer of PVA left on the paper. And the under-layer was still showing through faintly on the second one. SO, I stuck a sheet of plain white paper, then a new layer of red and white and finally, job done. Interestingly, it doesn’t look too bad, and I think that if I hadn’t told you, you would never notice. But I know and it annoys me to death!