Embellishments

Embellishments on a book can truly make it distinctive. Embellishments are only limited by the imagination. They can be as simple as quarter binding, (wrapping the spine in one colour of book cloth, and the back and front of the covers in a contrasting or complimentary cover material) or perhaps quarter binding with matching corners, or corner binding and hot foil stamping accent lines.

quarter binding

Example of quarter binding

frame and corners

Example of frame and corners

Another option is to use silver or gold foil to place a frame on the cover and around the title and authorís name. This is particularly useful if the title is fairly short. The frame itself can be embellished with decorative corners.

A variation on the frame is to place a picture on the cover and to frame the picture.

picture in border
picture in border

Examples of pictures added to the cover and then framed.