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, February 2, 2015

February 2015 Week One - The Challenge

Hello Everyone,

This month's challenge for book form is an 8 panel Tunnel Book.  

Small Scale Mock-up of Tunnel Book

The special characteristic of this book form, as you can see, is the tunnel that is created by decreasing the dimension of the center hole.  This means that if you want to have a lot of panels, the images, cut outs, words, etc. that are on the panels, are going to be very, very small by the time you get to the last one.

With that in mind I am going to start with the following dimensions, but may have to increase them if I feel that things are getting a bit too small in the back.

This form does not contain signatures, but there is room on the inside cover for a short story or poem.

Here are the list of materials I will be using:

Panel pages -  8 - 8 1/2" x 10",   (90 lb paper works best)
Concertina sides - 2 - 8 1/2" x 18"
Cover -
     Gray board (Davy board) - 2 - 8 3/4" x 9 1/4"
     Cover paper  - 1 - 10" x 16"
     End paper - 1 - 8 1/2" x 9"
Spine -
     Light weight gray board - 1 - 8 3/4" x 3/4"
     Cover paper - enough to cover spine

My theme this month will be "Myths", more specifically the Myth of How the Colors Were Made.  More about that next week.

Till then, Happy Book Making!


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