My little black book
September 18, 2007
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This one nearly went horribly wrong! The cover paper is quite fine, almost like thick tissue paper and as soon as I covered it in glue, it started to disintegrate and the glue soaked through the paper so that it glued itself to the scrap paper underneath. I just about managed to rescue it but decided to put another layer of the same paper over it to neaten it up. It does look rather nice, I must say, but I’m a bit concerned about how robust the cover will be once the book is being used.
I have promised to make a book for my friend, Claire, but as she is a writer, she has asked for lined paper inside. Hmm. Tricky. If I use A4 sheets, then the lines will run the wrong way when I fold it them half to make the signatures. I have looked and can’t find A3 size lined paper (which would be the right orientation when cut in half and then folded). I could print the lines onto A3 paper (I found a graph paper generator which lets you download a pdf to enable you to print lined paper, grids, graph and music manuscript paper) but then I would need double sided printer paper which is suitable for writing on too. And I need an A3 sized printer.
It’s all a bit of a puzzle. Any ideas would be very gratefully received…