So I have been tasked with adhering a single leather cutout to the front of a book and am looking for any informed suggestions. It is about as wide as the book and 1/4 to a 1/3 as tall. Proofgrade thin leather. The front cover of the book is some sort of card stock, thin and flexible. It is not fabric, wood, leather or a synthetic - definitely a paper product.
The book will be used as the guest book for a wedding, so there is really no room for experimentation. I’ll probably glue some small scraps of leather to some card stock scraps to test, but I’m looking at a one-shot thing here. I currently have Barge contact cement and CA glues of various viscosity. I think I have a sheet of double-sided 3M tape still, but would prefer not to use it. In theory this will be a precious heirloom that has to last lifetimes, but I think we all know after a couple of months it’ll be packed into a box not to see the light of day until someone stumbles upon it sifting through her estate. Or there is a divorce and it is burned. Or she lives to see the Singularity and it is digitally uploaded to never be accessed ever again. In all cases I’m not looking for an archival solution. Also TBD whether the skin side or suede side will be facing up.