LIS News – Book Arts

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  When It Rains On The Inside Campus is still closed but that doesn’t mean that things have been quiet for Conservation. Last week we responded to a call from Marvin Tillman, Manager of the Library Service Center (the offsite high density storage facility). He had come in to meet a repair crew from Facilities who were … Source: Preservation UndergroundPublished on 2020-05-22By Beth Doyle Quick Pic: The Ghosts of Lilly We are beginning to think that our buildings and … Read More

LIS News – Book Arts

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  Zoom Tip: Add a Handheld Camera Each spring for the last couple of years, I’ve traveled up to the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library to teach a workshop on blind and gold tooling to students in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC). The workshop provides a very basic introduction to all the tools … Source: Preservation UndergroundPublished on 2020-05-08By Henry Hebert Disaster Response When Campus is Closed Preservation Week and May Day both happen this week. … Read More

LIS News – Book Arts

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  CANCELED: Summer Institute 2020 With a heavy heart, but out of concern for safety and well-being, I must announce the decision to cancel the Summer Institute 2020 program. Please refer to the Updates on COVID-19 for the Campus Community page for information regarding how Wells College is dealing with this on-going situation. Please be … Source: Wells Book Arts Center BlogPublished on 2020-04-24By Leah Mackin Welcome Jovana! Jovana Ivezic, Senior Conservation Technician Jovana Ivezic, our new Senior Conservation Technician, … Read More

Paper Embossing: Whovian Journal Project

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Dry embossing is maybe the easiest way to emboss paper. It requires no special tools. Either use a premade stencil or create your own with a thick paper like cardstock. Secure the stencil in place with tape and then firmly, yet carefully, trace the outline of the stencil using a bone folder or similar stylist. This technique looks great on holiday cards, gift tags, book covers, and business cards.

Bookbinding Class Final Project: A Field Guide to the Rare and Mythical Creatures of Illinois

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During my master’s degree, I decided to take one elective outside of my focus on bookbinding and had a very enjoyable summer stitching together books and listening to world history on book craftsmanship. For our final project, we had to create content for the book in addition to the structure. I had just finished a year as a school librarian in Shelbyville, IL and was inspired by my fifth grade classes. During my lesson on evaluating information sources, I showed … Read More

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