I did a couple trial runs last night where I ripped paper and then tried to connect it with the Sekishu tissue from the kit. I did one test with a paper grocery bag and one with a magazine page. They felt very different to work with and the magazine page in particular looked pretty bad when I finished. I want to do more tests for practice before I try on my books and wondered if you’d recommend practicing with one over the other. Putting pics of the jacket in question below for reference, it’s “Hi! Ho! Pinocchio.”
I also found another jacket I’d forgotten (“Brownyboo” below) where again the remnants were just stuck in the book when it arrived. This one is almost like a card stock and the spine is almost completely gone so I’ll have to add something where it was. Is a paper like this ok? I got it to use for filling in gaps in some of my jackets as you’d suggested doing the coloring on a separate sheet and spraying with an archival fixing spray so I got this and Krylon Workable Fixatif but wondered if using Japanese tissue to connect the front and back to a sheet of this would be ok.
Also, I’m curious about the below papers and when and why would you use one instead of the other?
And thank you so much for the paper for my one book. It will work perfectly! Where do recommend going to find archival colored papers like that? (And funny side note, I just noticed the interior of that spine has some sort of religious poem inside? No idea if it was there originally nor if the book was repaired before.)
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