Saturday, 18 December 2010

Book Swap #13: UberArt/EmersonBindery

This charcoal grey swap book is bound using Secret Belgian Binding and was a lot of fun to make. I just love this technique and am so glad it's not a "secret" any longer! Ha ha! I experimented with waxing the paper covers using a furniture paste finishing wax and buffing it to a nice matte sheen. It makes the covers so silky soft and hopefully will repel dirt moisture, and fingerprints. It needed one last finishing touch, so I dug through my button and brad collection and stumbled upon a brad which coordinates perfectly with the grey, blue, and chartreuse green in the pattern. The book board is too thick to set the shank of the brad so I used a metal glue to set the brad in place. -- Beth of UberArt and EmersonBindery
You can see Beth's offerings for sale in her shops: www.uberart.etsy.com and www.emersonbindery.etsy.com.

4 comments:

Useful Books said...

This little wonder came to me! It's just a lovely in person as in pictures. Beth's right. The wax-buffed paper feels so nice to the touch and has a beautiful sheen. Thanks, Beth!

Studio B (UberArt) said...

Thank you Cindy! I'm glad you like the book; it was a pleasure to make!

buechertiger said...

Nice paper on the covers. It looks wonderful!

Lizzie said...

Ooh, lucky Cindy! It's so beautiful. I love the Belgian "Secret" binding. I want to learn how to do this, as it's so effective.
The choice of materials for this book is lovely, Beth.