Finishing…

Having received my blurb book which is linen covered hardback with gloss dustjacket my plan was to hand-finish various aspects of each copy. This would mean embossing (or technically debossing) an image on the linen, refolding the dustjacket and cutting some of the pages to differentiate sections in the book. I arranged to have the embossing done at Shepherds bookbinders who orederd a block based on artwork that I gave them.

Emboss block etc.This picture shows the block an impression made from the block and the white ‘foil’ sheet that was used. It had to be stamped twice to achieve a strong enough colour, but the more times it is stamped the less detail there is. This block was pretty cheap and the detail was already lacking. See next post…

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