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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Art House Re-Loaded

Originally uploaded by Anita Davies

After talking to others that are taking part in the Art House Sketchbook Project I discovered that the paper in the sketchbook they provide (Moleskine Cahier) is very thin. This does not appeal to me at all. So I decided to re-load the book. Impatient as I am, I have started and finished this proceedure BEFORE the book has even arrived, so fingers crossed it all works out.
I put my new pages together by taking sections from an 8" Hahnemuhle sketchbook, stitching them together and binding the back with picture tape to secure.
The Moleskine cahier is 8.5x5.5" so rather than cut the pages down I have folded them back in on themselves, which I think makes the book rather interesting and gives me a little more room to work with. The original cahier sketchbook has approx 60 pages, I have not added this many to my re-load as I believe it will be too thick for the cover to wrap around, the clever fold on each page will make it appear nice and thick without straining the spine of the original.

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Joan Sandford-Cook said...

What a clever girl - hope it works when the book arrives.

I wish Marmelade and Cadbury every happiness in their new home.

Brought Channais home an Monday and took her into Norwich clothes shopping yesterday. We left at 10 am and got back at 4!!!! Successful though, even 4 gorgeous pieces in the sales for me plus two pairs of very sore feet!!.

daisy said...

I wish you have a happy time.

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"JeanneG" said...

Great idea Anita. I stopped doing their projects as I didn't like paying for the books with the thin paper and having everything bleed thru.