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, July 13, 2015

July 2015, Week 2 - Content

Hello Everyone,

The book is progress along on time this month.  Yea!  So I was able to print the entire book out and work on the lemon designs that I wanted to hand print on the book.

I thought because the theme was old-fashioned summer, that I would print my lemon designs in an old-fashioned way, by hand using what I had around my house.

After an awful and time consuming attempt at creating a stamp, I settled on creating 3 lemon design stencils.

I used some very heavy weight, printmaking paper (280 lb weight)  and cut out the designs.  Then using a small brush and my liquid acrylic paints, I dabbed the paint on the pages.  I did not use any tape to secure the stencils, I just held it down with my fingers.  Although often times artists get caught up in wanting to make everything exact and perfect, that is the opposite of the look I wanted for the lemon designs.  I want them to be slightly irregular, so that it will look like they are done by hand.

Here's the finished result:

So far so good.

For next week, I will be adding the drawings and preparing the book for binding  (ie.  setting up the page template and piercing the holes).

Till then,

Happy Book Binding!


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