bookbinding, paper arts, paper crafts, cool tools, bookbinding tools
If you are a paper crafter or book artist, you have most likely heard of the bone folder. I have a bone folder, but haven't used it once since I purchased a Teflon folder. The advantage of a Teflon folder is that, unlike a bone folder, it doesn't leave a shiny spot on your paper.
The Teflon folder is used for burnishing. If you are gluing a piece onto another piece, it is the perfect tool to burnish it down, making sure the edges adhere and that there are no bubbles or wrinkles. (Snowpea has decided to help me today.)
It's also invaluable for making folds nice and sharp.
And it is absolutely crucial when turning in the edges of the paper while covering bookboard for a hard-cover book.
Until next time,
Sharon (and Snowpea)