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Another lesson

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!

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6 responses to “Another lesson

  1. RennyBA September 4, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    I’m here from BlogCatalog – thanks for the add!

    You really have a readable blog and it sounds so easy to make those things when you present it. I bet you need more than only talent, so thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

  2. Diane September 4, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you, that’s good to know. As I’m planning to try and sell these books I have to say it’s very difficult to make them – otherwise everyone will be making them! (It will be our secret that it’s easier than it looks!)

  3. laketrees September 5, 2007 at 4:12 am

    this looks stunning Diane !!!!
    I love red and the asian symbols….
    you certainly have a lot of patience…….but it’s worth it…..I think these books will sell really really well…especially with Christmas looming……:)

  4. Diane September 5, 2007 at 8:01 am

    Thank you! Let’s hope so! Otherwise I am going to have to do something about this small (but growing fast) book mountain on my kitchen table! And my family and friends are going to get very fed up of receiving books as gifts :-)

  5. Caroline September 15, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    Stunning work Diane. Will spread the word!

  6. Diane September 15, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you, my friend!

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