MARBLING Paper

So have I told you I love old books? Spending some time at an old library at our local JCC, lots of beautiful old books, and I found several of them to have marbled edges and endpapers. They were works of art.

Then there is this brand new book I just bought at Barnes and Noble:

Looks like leather, but it is pleather; embossed; and marbled end papers. A Ribbon is part of the binding, to use as a book mark. Why can’t books be made like this anymore? The answer to that, is that it was made in China, which is probably the only way to make it affordable.

Marbling doesn’t look too difficult to attempt, so I think I am going to have to try it, soon.

This website looked interesting: http://www.digitalbridges.eu/?p=5007 BUT they mentioned the use of “animal pancreas” as part of the materials needed. I can’t do that because I am a vegetarian!

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