A little something for my Baren friends
I am coordinating Barenforum.org's Exchange #72 and decided to make some glorified paper holders for my fellow printmakers. This way all the prints are nice and neat in a "keepable" folio. Why not?!
Incidentally coordinating an exchange is most exciting and probably a lot of work but the good kind of work. The coordinator gets to see all the images first hand and often gets extra prints and cool cards and notes along with the prints.
Anyhow, here is the case construction in pictures for anyone who wants to make their own. I got the design from a book-binding book I own (one of many) and modified it to hold the 30 prints of this exchange.
|neat linen paper|
|start out with clean sheet|
|a couple of prototypes|
|winning design cut in matboard|
serves as a template
|31 times cut along the border|
|few folds with a bone folder|
|all ready to glue|
|I buy glue by the gallon!|
|some inserts to stiffen up the folder|
|covered up in matching paper|
|burnishing with bone folder|
|another insert for the front flap|
|brushed glue with sponge brush|
|folded and burnished|
|inner pocket for the prints|
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