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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:27 pm 
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I make a 5 x 7 Journal. I often carve the Davey board for a square inset area. Specifically, I carve a 2 inch x 2 inch square about 1/2 way thru thick davey board. Then when I adhere the cover paper, I tuck the paper down into the recessed area to create a little nook to hold a graphic. This works pretty well but I would like to upgrade the look. A small copper surround (frame) would finish the look and also keep the glued in graphic from "peeling out" of the recessed area over time.

I have attached a picture of a couple of covers that exhibit the technique I am using for a rectangular insert.

I would love to hear your suggestions and sources.

dan mckinney

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:46 pm 
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your books look great. Unfortunately I can't help with framing - I only ever also used your technique. In my experience, the edges of the design being lowered from the main surface is enough to keep it from peeling up. I imagine a frame of sorts might hurt other books on the same shelf? But I would be interested in seeing where your research leads you!

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