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, April 6, 2015

April 2015 Week 1 - The Introduction

Hello Everyone,

I did a bit of introduction to my next book in my last entry, but I'll review and expand on it for this one.

My next book is going to be a Layered Cut Paper book.  The theme is "Geometric Area" and the content I'm going to create is different cell structures of the human body, simplified and abstracted down to create a cut paper design.  7 panels - hair, skin, fat, blood, muscle, bone, nerve

Here's my sketch:

After having thought about the cover and what not, I decided I will need to add another panel to the front, so that it can be attached to the cover.  

The panels will start at 9" and will decrease by one inch for each panel.  I will keep the width the same for each panel.  So, if my math is correct the paper I will need for this book is 51"x 7".  Since I don't have a piece of paper that size, I will need to piece the paper together.  

I am planning on using a heavy weight paper.  Most likely it will be 300lb. hot pressed water-colour paper.  I want to emphasize the cut paper and the geometric structure and the thickness of the paper will add a nice dimension to each panel.

The blue and red lines indicate some hand stitch work I would like to add, representing the veins.  I have been wanting to include some stitching in my books and this seems like the perfect time to do so.  

I will also add a bit of color to the panels - 

going from a yellow brown, lighter brown, yellow, orange, red/pink, light brown, blue brown.  I want to keep the colour muted and light, so that it's not prominent.

The cover will be similar to the one I used for the "Myths of Colors" book.  I would love to do something with vellum for the cover, but I haven't quite thought that all the way through yet.

I plan to start by creating an actual size template for each panel. 

For next week content post, I will, hopefully, show my finished templates, the paper I will be using, how I am attaching the pages together (maybe using the stitching?) and any other problems or solutions that come up.

Until then,

Happy Book Binding!

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