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Old 12-10-2021, 06:18 PM
Hologram8 Hologram8 is offline
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Writing your book

I was going to say book of shadows ~ but there are a lot of different names for the book

so ~ anyway I was wondering what is best to color with in your book for long life durability

colored pencils
crayons
ink
markers
paint
printer

what do you use ?

also what kind of paper do you use for long life durability ?

what do you call your book ?
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Old 13-10-2021, 02:24 AM
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do you use a computer ?

what programs and equipment do you use/need ?
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Old 14-10-2021, 02:18 AM
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Hi

A Book of Shadows (BOS) is where I record my spells while I treat my grimoire like a journal for my spiritual path. There's no set rules as to what you use the books for so you can do what you want with them. I call my BOS a Book of Spells.

If you want long life for paper use cardstock paper as it's acid free. I haven't seen any other kind of paper labelled as such but any paper that's acid free is a good choice for longevity. Cardstock is also a bit thicker compared to regular looseleaf paper.

As for ink, you can get pens that contain archival ink which lasts longer than other inks. I got a set at Michael's.

As for my own books, I have a combination of paper and computer. The paper is a mix of binders, notebooks and looseleaf paper that I have out so I can take quick notes. On the laptop I use WordDoc as it's a lot easier for me to add and change things around that I can't do on paper plus I can decorate it.

If you're going to draw and such in your BOS and/or grimoire, I suggest you get a spray can that's specific for covering and protecting pencil drawings so they don't smudge on other paper. I'm not sure if it'd work on paints so check the labels. I think the can is a fixative which I saw in Michael's.
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Old 15-10-2021, 05:09 PM
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My personal books are written records of my spiritual path. I am more interested with getting information down than the looks of it. I write in pencil.

The books contain divination sessions including oracle and tarot, scrying, and pendulum. Some books I am writing for specific purpose. I have a book where I note down experiences with spirits and meditative states.
Some books have images, I have a book based on the Catholic folk tradition taught to me by my grandmother. In this I have drawings.

I am not too pressed at the moment for copying over the pencil in something more permanent. I need some decent pens.
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Old 16-10-2021, 10:15 PM
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everything about about my book I purchased at goodwill

I have a pretty nice book ~~ I am just starting ~ right now i am using 100% cotton paper ~ so it's acid free ~ I'm using pencil right now on a huge project ~ I'll probably go over it in ink when I color it ~ I have colored pencils for my coloring project but I think I'm going to find something else to use besides pencils

the only thing I have purchased for my book outside of goodwill is a tracing pad

I would like to have a desktop publishing set up and use a computer ~ But I don't have all that right now ~ I still have a great book

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