I read your email on the bookarts listserv about the letpres digest. I have temporarily given up on that list...have gone through the process of joining up twice to no avail. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I am a letterpress person...maybe I can help with your question...if not I might know someone who can. Then maybe you can help me join the list?!
Thanks Amy! I looked at your partner's web pages and love the ebony folders he made for you - wow. I've always wished I knew what to do with wood... In answer to your question about the words on the bridge book, I cut them out from Trugrain which is a plastic film that UK screenprinters use; I don't know if you can get it over here, but I just happened to have a piece lying around. It isn't quite transparent and somehow it had just the right qualities for what I needed, although it did have a tendency to split while being cut. I wrote the text on a piece of paper with a big marker pen (it took about 100 goes before I got the lines overlapping so that the text wouldn't fall apart when I cut it out AND my handwriting was neat enough AND I wrote it all correctly AND the ends of the lines matched up! Torture), laid the Trugrain over the top and cut out the spaces around the words, leaving the text behind in a sort of ribbon. It worked surprisingly well! But it's not something I'd recommend, exactly, because it left me with aching arms and fingers... Happy easter! Sara
Hi Amy, I checked out your blog pages and website and love your books. I've been a printmaker for a while but bookbinding is fairly new to me. I share your interest in exposed spine bindings, although I'm feeling my way towards any semblance of skill and teaching myself through books. Anyway, I just thought I'd drop by and say hello, best wishes, Sara