Fat Quarterly Issue 7 is out now! All about colour palettes and where to find help in choosing colours for your projects.


After reading this post by Small Object I have been obsessed with finding padding compound here in Germany. It has taken me a while to work out exactly what it is in German but I found some here. I ordered some last week and it arrived on Friday.

I was itching to test it out so I printed out some very plain lists and photocopied them. These lists will hopefully help me keep my thoughts together. Since having children I seem incapable of keeping a thought in my head for more than two minutes. Or at least a thought that does not involve nappies, nap times, who's eaten what and so on....

It is a bit more difficult than I thought to get the paper to line up neatly. It will take a bit of practice I think. The glue dries clear but I would have preferred to have had a coloured glue. That might have hidden any imperfections. I think for pads that I don't want to tear the pages off I might glue a piece of coloured paper over the top to make it a bit more pretty!

But the pads I have made are proving to be extremely useful. I love this stuff. I have enough to make pads for the rest of my lifetime and then some. I am thinking Christmas presents, birthday presents for the rest of eternity!

Comments (3)


October 6, 2008 at 5:04 PM

I want some. I was looking all over for a tutorial on how to do this. Then she posted one. Perfect timing for me. I haven't bought any of the compound/paste. I will soon.


October 18, 2008 at 3:57 PM

If it makes you feel any better, I cannot keep a thought in my head for more than a minute...and I don't even have children!


October 20, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Sorry, the Blockleim picture links to a bookprinting tool. We hab an update on our website, that night have changed something. But you'll find Blockleim with the Register (index).