Posts Tagged ‘format’

Making the book

May 31, 2010

 some photos from the books creation


Embossing with embossing powder

May 31, 2010

Embossing with an embossing pen, powder and heat gun

Creative Review: The Annual 2010

May 27, 2010

Some beautiful and inspirational layouts, books and styles. Inspiration for the research document.


May 27, 2010

Some of my notes from along the journey of the Final Major Project


May 26, 2010

I just realised a problem for the page where you hold it up to the light to reveal the word. For the 3 materials that I am using for the book; black paper and iridescent papers from Inspire me Papers, they are all too thick and don’t show the light through.

I just tried some other black papers that I have and they are too thick as well. So I will have to use the black sugar type paper from University. This is a bit annoying as it will be a different material from the rest but at least it is black so should still look fine.

If not I will find another black material to use. tissue paper?

Book Papers

May 26, 2010

Last week I decided on an all black theme for the book. This was because 1. I wasn’t finding any nice enough pink papers to use and 2. i just questioned my reasoning for the pink and black theme and there wasn’t really a solid one.

So I am just using black as my theme now, which will hopefully just look more professional and united as a theme.

I now have black paper, midnight shimmer irredescent paper and evening shimmer blue iridescent paper, all from Inspire Me Papers. The irresdescent papers have a gorgeous shine and look to them. So I am now happy with the quality of my paper.

Embossing with a heat gun

May 24, 2010

Experimenting: embossing using a heat gun, embossing pen and trying 3 different powders.

Experimentation for the book

May 24, 2010

Trying out and experimenting with the new book size.

Trying out fonts and layouts. Firstly I planned it in pen.

Experimenting with font size and casing for the book.

Embossed paper

May 24, 2010

 Ironing out the embossed paper to improve smoothness and creases.


May 23, 2010

 Embossing the H stencil, hopefully to use as the front cover of my book.

Started off practicing with just white card and then I tried it with the leather paper that I wanted to use. It kept creasing quite a bit, so I wet the paper and then rolled it dryer on the blotting paper. Creasing still kept occuring though but I managed to smooth some of them out afterwards. Also tried embossing on just plain black paper too.