Encasing Structure's Content

This is a weekly blog that I have created with the sole purpose of creating a hand bound book once a month. I will be showing the entire process from start to finish. Although I would appreciate some mention of credit, please feel free to use and share any information found on this blog. The creative process rarely happens in a vacuum.

Monday, January 19, 2015

January 2015 - Week 3

As you can tell I'm new to this blogging thing and haven't quite got the schedule figured out.  I am rearranging some everyday life things to make this process a bit more smoother and timelier.

As I looked at the calendar I realised I have two weeks to go before this book needed to be finished.  Therefore, I am dedicating this week to another round of content creation.

As noted last week.  I had put down my initial layers.  Then I began to add the layers of white glaze.  The glaze is very shiny and I think I would like to see what I can do to counter act it.  (Starting with mat medium, instead of gloss, would have helped.  But I'm not always that clairevoyant.  Sometimes I mistaken think, oh this will work really well.  And then later I'm trying to find a way to fix it.)


After living with them for a few days I decided it need something more to feel complete.  So I decided to add a little hand line drawing work.


Once again, I used just simple white acrylic paint (titanium white) and water with a number 6 bright paint brush.  I tried to create as much variation as possible.  I decided to stick with just using the one brush for all the pages, but you could certainly use several to create even more variation.

Here's another example:

Slight differences in the colour and value, as I tried to make every page unique but in a general sense the same.

For the text, I settled on Apple Chancery as the font and created my own textured paper before printing the font.

I will finish my pages this week and have the binding tutorial next week.  Additionally, this week I will add a post about the format and special qualities of the woven codex and how I intend to set up my the book for the final binding.

Happy Book Making!


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