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, March 9, 2015

March 2015 Week 2 - Content

This week's post is about the content I am going to use for my Hedi Kyle Diagonal Pocket Fold Book.

The theme this month is "Sweet Femininity".  This is a subject I am not usually drawn to, but with the onset of spring and seeing all the cute Easter bunnies and assorted what-not, it put me in a mood.  We will see how successful I am in capturing femininity.

I am starting with a very light yellow rice paper.  Adding a very simple small design in a light pink and gray colored pencil to one side only.  Pink is definitely associated more feminine in our culture, and using both the light pink and light gray will help keep it on the sweet, soft side.

It doesn't look as nice as I wanted, so I will be adding to the overall design.  Maybe more lines, I don't know, I'll have to experiment a bit.

There are other additional items I am planning on adding to the paper after I fold the paper into the book form.  But I wanted to have an overall pattern on one side, so when I'm doing the book folding demo, the folding will be clearer.

There is one unique property to the book form I will need to address in my creation of the content and that is the beautiful diagonal pocket folds on the inside of the structure.

photo showing diagonal pocket folds

As you, hopefully, can see in the above photo there are three pockets created on the inside of the finished structure.  I did a very rough sketch below:

I would like to add something inside each of those pockets, making sure that I don't cover up or diminish the impact of the folds.  Right now I'm thinking for pockets #1 and #3 making a pull out card that mimics the shape of the diagonals.  An additional pull out will be created for #2, but it will be just a simple rectangular shape.  I want to keep the emphasis on the diagonals.

That's all for this week.  Next week, Content Creation part 2.

Till then, Happy Book Binding!

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