the amount lost when something is decreased or reduced, or when it shrinks
Altered Book Lover's class by Elizabeth
2. Create one double glued page using gesso. Document how it behaved when you worked with it.
Now I guess it might be considered cheating, but I knew the results I would get as I use vellum quite a bit and know that any wet glue will make the vellum curl and wrinkle. BUT I was planning an underwater scene so I used it to achieve that wavy watery feel. So with confidence I applied my gesso and laid down the vellum sheet to be adhered.
"If your pages warp and you can no longer place a weight over the closed book, simply cover the back side of your page with a thin layer of gesso. That may not eliminate the warp, but it will decrease it a great deal."
So I applied a thin coat of gesso to the next page, plus a piece of lace to the edge to hide the shrinkage and "glued" the next page to the back of the shrunk page. It did help to smooth it out some and I was again pleased with the results. Thanks Elizabeth for that tip!
Old dogs, new tricks and all that.....:)