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How can I improve my binding process to get a better result?

You could punch holes through the leaves, and sew, using an asian-style bind, or use overcast sewing before binding. You will need an awl, or drill/drill press to punch holes through the paper before ...
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In oil paintings, how do you paint transparent highlights?

Caravaggio might have painted the hair highlights separately, or used relatively small bristle brushes to paint a few separate hairs simultaneously. In his time, these details were usually added after ...
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How can I improve my binding process to get a better result?

After stage 3 saw shallow slots across the spine, then glue strings (cords) into the slots. I would use PVA glue myself, but maybe contact cement works better for you? I would also glue a backing ...
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How can I improve my binding process to get a better result?

I think that your most important step is the sanding of the binding edge. You want to "ruffle up the fibres," adding surface area for the glue to stick to, but most importantly, you want to sand the ...
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How do you apply sodium silicate to a ceramic bowl to achieve a cracked effect?

When you pull your clay into the cylinder you want, scrape off the excess moisture/slip on the outside of the cylinder with a rib. Apply the sodium silicate solution with a paintbrush (to your turning ...
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Should a paint knife for wet-on-wet be bowed?

My first impression was that your paint looks too watery (or rather "oily") to be effectively distributed with a pallette knife (but I might be mistaken. It's hard to tell from your pictures)...
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Should a paint knife for wet-on-wet be bowed?

Two more factors are important here: the tautness of the canvas, and—especially—the angle of incidence. You can see how Ross is holding his knife at maybe a 20° angle here: I'm mostly mentioning this ...
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How can I improve my binding process to get a better result?

Binding it using e.g. coptic stitch is of course more robust, but takes a lot more time and practice. An option might be to fold the pages once and place all pages on top of each other with the ...
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