A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.
adameros

My Moleskine needs an upgrade How does one gild book pages?

I would like to gild the edges of the pages. My first thought was glue and gold leaf, but then pages would stick together, and that would lead to all sort of inappropriate jokes at my expense.

A google search did not give me the info I wanted, but it did turn up these amazing henna tattoos...

http://www.hennapage.com/henna/how/gilding/

Cancel that. I found this:
http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:HfQNvtAFgeUJ:palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/bookarts/2002/01/msg00072.html+gold+edging+on+books&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=12&gl=us&client=firefox-a

And while different, I also found this:
http://www.lombardmaps.com/foredge.htm

$1000+ for a fore-edge painted book?!?!?! O_o
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