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, August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015 - Week 1, Introduction

Hello Everyone,

I'm back from vacation and ready to start this month's book.

I recently had a friend give me some Saint of the Day cards.

So this month I thought I would tackle the problem of how to work them into a book.

Since they have the picture of the Saint on the front and a description of them on the back, I didn't want to just glue them onto a page.  So as I was looking for folder or pocket book forms, I came across the Origami Wallet in Alisa Golden's "Making Handmade Books".  I liked the fact that it has both pockets on the outside and a pocket in the middle of the signature.

Here is my sample of Alisa Golden's wallet as she has instructed in her book:

It is a bit to squarish for my needs so I had to rework into a smaller rectangular form:

As you can see, the Saint cards fit nicely, but I am concerned about the openness of the pockets, so I will need to address that issue for the final signature.

Since each signature has 4 pockets on the outside, I only need to create 12 signatures, one for each month.  I will also need to have a title page, possibly an index page and a back page as well.  I will be making a hard cover for this book.  And I'm planning to use the Secret Belgium Binding to connect the cover to the signatures.

It should be quite an exciting month.

Next week, I will give the instructions for creating my modified version of Alisa Golden's "Origami Wallet".

Until then,

Happy Book Binding!


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