[Table of Contents] [Search]


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Hello - boards - moisture



This is a great idea.  I used acid-free mat board scraps all the time --
for one-of-a kind artists' books, for binding, etc.  My local framers
are glad to sell them to me at a very reasonable price, and my
youthful students in my workshops for kids are happy to use them,
too; so often children's programs supply the worst tools, thereby
frustrating the kids.   By using good materials, we send a message-
-that their work is valuable, too, and that it's worthwhile doing a
good and conscientious job.

Bertha Rogers



Date sent:              Wed, 9 Feb 2000 05:20:55 -0500
Send reply to:          "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"              <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
From:                   Susan Lightcap <slightcap@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject:                Re: Hello - boards - moisture
To:                     BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU

> Suhag,
> You can still use mat board scraps from framers for your book covers, a good
> way to recycle and save our precious trees (trust a tree hugger from
> Asheville!).  To avoid the bends, cut one board with grain running
> lengthwise, the other with grain running crosswise.  When you glue them
> together, voila' !  No more bends!
> Besides, chipboard is full of acid and will eat itself up, along with the
> text, over time.
> Best to you,
> Susan Lightcap
>
>              ***********************************************
>             BOOK_ARTS-L: The listserv for all the book arts.
>       For subscription information, the Archive, and other related
>             resources and links go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ at:
>                       <http://www.philobiblon.com>
>              ***********************************************

             ***********************************************
            BOOK_ARTS-L: The listserv for all the book arts.
      For subscription information, the Archive, and other related
            resources and links go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ at:
                      <http://www.philobiblon.com>
             ***********************************************


[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]