Paste paper-ing!

I’m binding a copy of 1984 by George Orwell in class this semester (among two other books, but they haven’t had any exciting developments, not that this is too exciting). And I couldn’t find any matching endpapers. The marbles were too marble-y. Blank papers were too boring. I just wanted something special and matching.

It had to fit with the images in the book (that are gorgeous):

I mixed up three basic colours to work with. Green, red, brownish grey and some paste:

The process went in different stages.

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It ended up being quite brown and darkish. But the red is still quite prominent with a few green tints around.

The paper is now drying on a crate in my kitchen.

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