bc010 ~ Boxed Trio Classic Collection of McLoughlin Bros. Tutorial

- Medium close-up of book
- Large close-up of book

- Medium close-up of book
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Large close-up of book

 

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade

  • A thin metal straight-edge ruler and/or fine bone folder. Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.

  • Tweezers, detailing scissors

  • Good cutting mat

  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear as well as a glue stick

  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot

  • Small and medium-flat artist's paint brushes to apply glue

 


 

1. Cut out the three long page strips. Fan fold all page strips taking care that the raw edges line up perfectly.
 

 
2. Use the glue stick and carefully add a layer of glue to the back side of the first strip. Make sure to reach the edges of the strip. DO NOT PAINT GLUE TO BACKS OF THE ‘END PAPERS’ that are located at each end of a strip. This is the only step that requires the use of the glue stick.

 
3. One-by-one, press the blank sides of the pages together. Be careful to align the raw edges of the pages as perfectly as possible.
 

 
4. Move now to the book's cover and fold the four perimeter tabs. Try to crease the folds exactly along the fold lines. Use the metal straight-edge ruler to press a clean straight crease. Paint glue to the tabs and press down.






 

 
5. Use the straight-edge ruler and press creases along both edges of the spine area along the guidelines found on the printed side of the cover.
 

 
6. Paint glue to the blank side of the front marbleized end paper and carefully glue to the inside front cover.
7. Paint glue to the blank side of the back marbleized end paper and carefully glue to the inside back cover.
 

 
8. To construct the collection box, fold as shown in the photo.
 
9. Glue the tan tabs found at the top and bottom of the box front to the blank inner surface of the box top and bottom. Repeat gluing the tan tabs found at the top and bottom of the box back.

 
10. Complete the storage box by gluing the 4 tabs found along the perimeter of the box opening. Allow the box to dry completely before sliding books into opening. Otherwise the books will catch on moist areas and the color will be removed from books’ edges!
11. Repeat the steps for all three books, then cover with dust jackets. Slide the books into their box, and the project is complete!
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