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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015 Week 2 - Content

Hello Everyone,

This week I have been busy with content for my new book.   The theme this month is "unachievable dream".

After having written my story, I had to decide how I wanted to proceed with actually creating the pages.  The 2 choices I narrowed it down to were - 1.  use computer or 2. create all the content by hand.  And since there is a story involved, (and this book is going to be very small), I ultimately decided using the computer would be the easiest.

So other than writing, I have spent much of last week designing and laying out the page.

Just a couple of quick notes on setting up text and images for this book form.

The book form is cut and folded from a single piece of paper.  So every other row needs to be printed upside down in order for it to be oriented correctly in the final book form.

The other note is that the book I'm creating will be done on a standard 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper, but if you are not using a printer, have a printer that can print larger or want to create more of a square book instead of a rectangular one, this book form can be easily altered to fit your creative needs.

Above shows how the book will be cut.  I will post the instructions for cutting and folding the book in next week's post, so hopefully the flexiblity in the form will be more obvious.

Next week, I will be adding the images and giving the instructions for cutting and folding the book.

Till then,

Happy Book Binding!


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