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 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 - Introduction

Hello Everyone,

Well, it turns out I jinx myself, I had another emergency come up last week.  Nothing serious, just inconvenient.

So, putting that aside, April/May book is going to another Hedi Kyle book structure - the Pivoting Panel Book.

Here are the photos of the demo book I created:

detail of panels

back view

The overall dimensions of the book are approximately 8" x 5 1/2" when closed, 8" x 42" when fully open.

The materials you will need are:

2 -  8" x 22" sheets of heavy weight paper.
2 -  8" x 5 1/2" sheets of gray board (or davy board)
2 -  9" x 7" sheets for the covers
2 - 7" x 4 1/2" end papers

The topic for this book will be "A Quiet Landscape".  I'm needing some calmness after the last few months.

Next week, I'll be back (hopefully with any luck) with the construction of the page panels.

Until then,
Happy Book Binding,


Monday, April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016 - Update and Finished Book

Hello Everyone,

Wow!  I can't believe my last post was in August.  Time has flown by!  Unfortunately not for pleasant experiences.  We had a bit of a family crisis that required all my attention, so unfortunately I needed to stop blogging for a while.  But hopefully, that is behind us now and I can get back to work.

I was able to finish the Saints Book.  If you recall, I had received some Saint of the Day cards from a friend and wanted to put them in a book.  I had shown how the how-to on the origami fold pages and was getting ready to show how I bound them and was going to use the Secret Belgium Binding as the cover.

Long story short, I did get the pages bound, but was not able to blog at the time, and I after I had created the Secret Belgium Binding cover I didn't think it was a good fit for this book, so I went with just a simple decorative cover.

Here's the finished book:

I apologize for not being able to share with everyone the process that got me to the finished product, but I have decided it would just be best to move forward with my book making and return to my regular schedule of posting.

So next week will be week 1 - Introduction, with the new book form being a Pivoting Panel Book that I believe was originally created by Hedi Kyle.

Till then,
Happy Book Binding!