I came across this very brief but amazing video showing a fore edge painting on a book. This differs from Edge Painting in that you can only see the painting when the spine is tilted back.
Fore Edge paintings were popular in the 1800's but very expensive. Hope you enjoy it!
Strange how it is. I rarely hear about Fore Edge painting, in fact I only discovered it a few months ago. Now I come across a great article about the process, complete with video. Click the link below to open the article in a new window.
FORE EDGE PAINTING ARTICLE
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The Guild of Book Workers USA
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