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Re: [BKARTS] "digitally tattooed printed Leather"



Hi Charlene,
I always see your great tips and insights. This is one I am going to use.
I miss California and the GBW. How are you and everybody?
Angela Harkavy


----- Original Message -----
From: "charlene matthews" <bindery@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: "digitally tattooed printed Leather"


> Hello,
> Some years ago, i had to case a pile of pamphlets of Wassers on mushrooms,
> in one of the pamphlets was a picture of the statue of the aztec mushroom
> woman squatting under a mushroom.  I scanned it, then pared very thin,
> three
> calf spines and backed them with japanese tissue and ran them through my
> small inkjet printer (which I still use) and put the leather on the
> spines,
> slightly moving the image, so when the three books sat in the case, an
> almost full image of the mushroom woman showed.
> Heres a real bad photo, if you enlargen it, the image is seen a tad
> better.
> http://charlenematthews.com/pics/mush01.JPG
>
> I dont know if the image has faded, most likely not, as it is sitting in a
> dark library.  I did bend and handle the leather with the image roughly,
> (short of gluing it to the local cafe door, sorry) and it seemed fine.
>
> The customer was happy!
>
> Charlene Matthews
>
> > Obviously fascinating things could be done with bookbindings!
> > Lots of people on this list already paint on the bindings, why
> > not print?  It's like the difference between manuscript books and
> > printed books, it's a whole different medium.
> >
> > If anyone HAS printed on leather, pls. share pictures!
> >
> > Back to lurkdom ...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Susan Fatemi
> > susanf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
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