Sitting here basking in the sunshine with the doors open and a warm breeze I find it hard to believe that is the end of October and tomorrow is November, it feels more like summer. Not that I am complaining !
But, I digress; today I thought I'd take a moment to finally share the last stages of book assemblage that I use when creating some of my books.
To refresh your memory - Part 1 was working with the cover and you can see the post HERE
Part 2 was creating the inside pages and the original post is HERE
So, this makes this post Part 3 putting it all together. Shall we begin?
So, before we can assemble we need some decorative endpapers - these can be done in any medium you wish. The ones for this book have been created with Dylusions inks, masks and stamping. Cut two pieces of card stock to the same size as your inner pages. Decorate as desired and allow to dry.
You will need your inner pages and your decorated cover.
Other items required are glues, and tapes, which we will cover as we go along.
Take the end papers and score and fold in half (decorative side facing inside) as seen. To strengthen the papers, you can take some brown paper parcel tape and wrap it around the fold (No photo)
Take a piece of strong double sided tape and adhere to the paper, closest to the fold as seen.
Give the rest of the cover a reasonable coating of glue. Spread it out to give a thin covering. (You need enough to allow you to work but not too much that it will ooze out when you weight it down)
Repeat this for the other side end paper.
Hope you found this useful and I'd love to hear from you, and do let me know if you've given it a go......