Last week I was offered my first paid gig as a bookmaker. My brother Ben (one of the duo that makes up SheltonFilms) needed a book prop for a shoot last Saturday.
If you ever find yourself needing to do the same, this is my process:
1. Purchase a cheap book from a thrift store, library, or used book store. Using wheat paste to loosen the glue, rip off the cover and end sheets.
2. Make some new end sheets, and tip these in using PVA. Masking with painters tape before adding glue helps keep things tidy.
3. Print a new cover on book cloth. This is off of the lockup featured last week.
4. Wrap book cloth over old cover, glue to end sheets, and press!