This time, a 1982 writing manual is condemned. I barely had to soak this one. A DirecTV manual is still soaking, it’s remarkably water resistant. You’d think they’d know they would come in for abuse or something. As soon as I recover from Fixatif fumes (kidding!), I’ll have fun with paint, always the best part.
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Godfrey Daniels! Did you stick your hand in a blender or just own cats?
It’s just paint. I do have cats, but they aren’t allowed in my studio. Just rats in the studio.
Marcus Ranum says
I have a bound edition of Chicago Manual of Style that I was thinking of turning into a purse for a writer friend. Never got around to it (I have a rough design in mind for how to do the leatherwork; mostly lots of glue and some rivets) I kind of feel naughty when I damage a book. My parents raised me that that’s something only Very Bad People do.
I was raised the same way, but I’m getting over it. This is bloody addictive. When I’m in town next week to do the dreaded washing machine shopping, I’m going to hit a thrift store for a bunch of cheap bibles.
And thanks for showing the process here, too! Fascinating.
I hope you do the bibles in all manner of rainbows or satanic colour schemes! :D
Absolutely! Satanic colour schemes are some of my favourite colours!
I have a few books, including one manual which(at the time) was very useful, that were badly damaged by accidental soakings and wound up looking something like that. I was not amused.
A side-effect of those experiences is I find this OP very disturbing, and I do not mean in any “artistic sense”, I mean in a “needs a trigger warning” sense.
I am very sorry. I’ll be more circumspect in the future. I’m done now, so there won’t be any more after today (not until I get bibles, anyway), and I will be careful. I am sorry.
Caine@8, Thanks for your concern. It’s not your fault — you could not have known — and, putting aside the inadvertent effect the works have on me, it is artistically interesting. As such, I am curious what will happen with the bibles, but that is perhaps more an effect of the victims being bibles, our shared considerably curiosity, and the opportunity to make another rat joke.
Rat jokes are a necessity of life. There must always be rat jokes. As long as you’re okay with the bibles being condemned, there shouldn’t be any more difficulties.
I’m already pondering the potential difficulties with bibles. A lot of them are printed in the modern manner, but I want to work with the traditional form, which means onionskin pages. I’m pretty sure soaking them would be disastrous (in the ‘able to work with them’ sense. I really will need a whole stack of the damn things, just to experiment.
Marcus Ranum says
I’m going to hit a thrift store for a bunch of cheap bibles.
There are these people called “the gideons” that support artists by providing them with bible media. Also, if you’re ever in need of free blotting paper or toilet paper, the gideons are there for you.