Watercolor artist and teacher
BEST YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT BINDING BOOKS (Click HERE)
Kristin Peterson show me how to use a file folder for the cover. It is great, because it is the right weight, can be painted on (after being gessoed) or covered by material. It also has folding lines on it which are narrow or fat, depending on how many pages you are binding.
GOUACHE Liquid masking fluid often leaves sharp edges, which will not work well with waterscapes. Here is one solution using gouache, to soften and move the water. (Click on arrow in picture. If you are on your phone, tilt the phone horizontally, so that the entire screen will show up.)
These little lessons are not in any order...just from questions and events from wonderful watercolor artists...
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CREATING A FAUX LEATHER COVER FROM BROWN PAPER
The first part of this video is the part I find useful