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  1. Peggy Mcdevitt
    March 22, 2015 @ 8:27 pm

    Thank you so much. Can’t wait to try this, instructions are clear and consice, much appreciated.

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    • Ali Manning
      March 24, 2015 @ 5:36 am

      You’re so welcome Peggy – have fun making it!

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  2. Claudia
    March 23, 2015 @ 7:58 pm

    This is a great little tutorial except for one thing. I think you switched the sizes for the height of the signatures and the height of the cover. Cutting signatures to 4.5 inches and your cover to 4.125 inches makes you have pages that are bigger than the cover. I figured it out and fixed it, but have made books before so it was easy. Again, what a great use for gelli printed papers. Thanks!

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    • Ali Manning
      March 24, 2015 @ 5:35 am

      Hi Claudi – thanks so much picking up that error and taking the time to comment. The cover should be 1/8″ taller than the signatures but I’m glad you figured it out. I’ve updated the tutorial. Do you have a photo of the book you make? I;d love to see it.

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      • Claudia
        March 24, 2015 @ 11:35 am

        Hi Ali, thanks for updating so those who want to try this will be successful. I’d be happy to share photos of what I made, but cannot figure out how to do that with my iPad. If you have an email address or know how I can do it, please let me know. Thanks.

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  3. AnnMarie
    March 24, 2015 @ 4:34 am

    Thank you very much! I am so happy to take part of your books! Sincerely AnnMarie

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    • Ali Manning
      March 24, 2015 @ 5:37 am

      You’re welcome AnnMarie – visit again soon 🙂

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  4. Gail
    March 30, 2015 @ 8:31 am

    Thank you for sharing. I will certainly keep this so I can make one. Thanks again!!!

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  5. Julie H.
    March 30, 2015 @ 8:42 am

    Thanks for the great tutorial! Love the gelli prints!

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  6. cherry47
    March 30, 2015 @ 9:36 am

    Thank You so much. I’m going to try this.

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  7. Pat Healey
    March 30, 2015 @ 11:33 am

    Thank you very much for putting this tutorial out there so we can try it. I am gathering my materials and plan to spend today making one.

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  8. kiwiquilterarina
    March 30, 2015 @ 5:19 pm

    ThIs is a great, clear tutorial, thank you very much. Can you tell me what weight of paper you used for your gelli print please?

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    • Ali Manning
      March 31, 2015 @ 6:13 am

      Hi – the paper I used is a 98lb/160gsm mixed media paper. If you have any more questions, please let me know.

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  9. Mary Brack
    April 9, 2015 @ 9:28 pm

    Great tutorial! I just made one to use as an art journal for a book study. I have one question: How do you keep you painted paper from cracking when you fold your cover? Thanks for the great instructions!

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    • Ali Manning
      April 13, 2015 @ 11:15 am

      Hi Mary – I rub the print with a thin layer of beeswax before folding. You can find beeswax in book making section of craft store or quilting section.

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  10. October Meeting | Book Arts Oklahoma
    October 17, 2015 @ 10:53 am

    […] There were only 3 of us at our meeting on October 12th, but we all made Double Pamphlet books. Thanks to Ali Manning of Vintage Page Designs for her tutorial, which can be found here. […]

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  11. Susan Bailey
    July 31, 2017 @ 12:49 pm

    When you use the beeswax to prevent the cracking of the cover/gelli print… do you wax just on the center fold and the ends or do you beeswax the entire cover??? thank you

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  12. ChaCha
    June 6, 2018 @ 12:22 am

    Any recommendations for the best type of thread to use for this sort of book binding? I’ve tried waxing single strand linen thread ( a bit too thin) but find that using multiple strands of embroidery thread means tangling issues…

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    • Ali Manning
      June 13, 2018 @ 4:09 pm

      Hi ChaCha, I would use a 3 or 4 ply waxed linen thread if you can find some. But if you want to use embroidery floss, which is more readily available, just run it through a piece of beeswax several times first.

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