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BC Bookbinding by BCcreativity BC Bookbinding by BCcreativity
This is a lost art that I have always had a fascination with.
I have been creating leather bound books now for about 6 years.
I also marble my own paper and sew the headbands. These books follow 16th century techniques with authentic supported cord.
Of course I have added my own techniques to them as well.
Cheers!
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Were di you learn it all?=)
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just wanted to make books. I love the simplicity of its contents yet the complexity of a completed creation.
I am self taught with the assistance of tutorials, books videos, and advice from others over the years.
Cheers
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BlueDragonART Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's gorgeous, I love the rustic effect of the metal clasps!
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Child-Of-The-Tardis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Where do you buy the metal pieces? I make mock leather effect books and am yet to find where to buy the metal embellishments.
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Some I purchase on Etsy.com and the remainder I create myself.
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Child-Of-The-Tardis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Wow! You do metal work too?
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BookArtiste Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much.
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StaloRato Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
This one is incredible! I can't belive all the work you put into your books, they all look impeccable! I'm really impressed! Don't let the old techniques be forgotten!=)
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much.
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Thirteen1999 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Writer
this is great!
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. New creations coming soon.
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Thirteen1999 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Writer
Cool, and you are welcome.
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MadArlequim Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I hope one day I can make some books that look this good.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's good to see some well crafted books on dA, not just a stack of papers sewn to a chunk of leather :D
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the nice gesture.
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Portland-Binder Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Looking very good, esp the headbands. Where do you source your clasps? What do you mean by "authentic supported cord"? I would be really interested to know how you do that! Kind regards David
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks, I create my own clasps from various scrap metal and use a petina solution to give them an ages look. They are by far the most time consuming of the whole bookbinding process.

An authentic supported cord is the cord that is swen into the spine and run through the end-board. Great examples are the 15th and 16th century,French & Italian.
I plan on creating a step-by-step. I will put it on DeviantArt soon.
Cheers!
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WordsAreMyWeakness Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's beautiful.

I need to find the time to learn this art. I've always had a fascination and appreciation for books. <3
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. My fantasy novel I wrote Inspired me to bookbind. I have been bookbinding and paper marbling for about 6 years now.
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WordsAreMyWeakness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome.

I think you and I have a good deal in common.
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I find it quite amazing that two souls can follow paths in life with ambitions and ideas to one day meet with a common desire. I love to book bind. It is a wonderful escape.
My story is a collection of thoughts from many years gathered together and
released for the world to share.
I am pleased to hear that you will enter the Realm of Gollumeth.
I hope that you enjoy it.

Thank you for the lovely responses.
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
The 6x9 books range from 100.00 - 175.00 depending on the amount of leather and detail included.
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This particular book has watercolor paper, handmade clasps and is 8x10 in size. It costs, $275.00.
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Oni-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
nice, do you sell them?
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the comment! As for your question, Yes I sell them. I create them custom to the buyer. They can choose how many cords on the spine, color of leather, the type of marbled paper that I create and the paper inside the book as well. They can even request the colors in the hand sewn headbands.
Cheers!
~Ben
BC Bookbinding
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Oni-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
how much do they cost on average?
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