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|
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!