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.

Letterboxing Starter Kit

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If you like scavenger hunts, hiking, art, traveling, and/or solving puzzles, then letterboxing is for you. Letterboxes containing unique stamps are planted around the world. People follow clues, sometimes solve puzzles, and occasionally need to take a hike in order to find them. When they do, they stamp the letterbox’s exclusive stamp into their journal and stamp their personal, handcrafted stamp into the letterbox’s logbook. Letterboxes can be found practically anywhere. You can look for them near your hometown or … Read More

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