I need your cereal boxes. No, really. I am working on a few bookbinding projects, and I've found that cereal boxes (chipboard) make good hardback covers. I also need brown paper bags, if you do that sort of thing. I tend to use my fabric bags, and it always seems like such an inconvenience to the grocery store employees to ask for paper (but I'm going to do it anyway for a while).
I just completed two Coptic bound books, taking pictures all the way on the second one, but the pictures of the actual stitching process came out all blurry. Here's a picture of the first one:
Would you guys be interested in seeing this, or should I just not worry about it?
The stitching process isn't actually hard, but I think pictures would help explain what I'm talking about.
One thing is, though. Bookbinding is a little on the slow side. I like this process because there's less down time waiting for glue to dry. Doing a hardcover book with a spine, lots of waiting. I'm an instant gratification kind of girl.
Also, here's a (not-so-good) picture I made for my mother for her birthday.
And... This isn't finished yet, but here's a picture of the cover:
Yes, that cover is embossed. Not a simple thing to do. Even more time waiting for glue to dry, but the end result is amazing.
Anyway... Tell me what you think?