I am one of those art journalers that has several journals going at once. My Chronicles journals contain weekly ‘diary-like’ pages, the Grand Chaleurs is an altered book in which I create over the big photos that are pictured in it, my ‘Miscellaneous’ journals are what it says: miscellaneous and my Zeeuwse Ziel (Soul from Zeeland) is for creating pages that has to do with living on this peninsula.
That last journal contains ‘fold out’ pages and that’s what I want to show you today, ’cause when you have pages in a journal that fold out it means that several images go work together….
Here’s the spread I created back in November 2017. I added lines so you can now see where the middle of the book is and what part was fold out when I created it.
While creating this spread I already had the folding in mind… I glued the photo of the man inside the line so he would be covered when fold. Although I did not yet know what the next page would bring, I thought that particular part of a map (of the island I live on) would be a nice part to work together with whatever the next page would bring so I glued that on the spot where the back of the next page connect.
When I started working on the next spread, I first folded the page and found an image that would work with both the former spread (connecting with the map-image)…
… and the spread as a whole.
It’s quite a puzzle when you work with folding pages but it’s fun! This spread/page folds out on just one side. I also have journals with pages folding out on both sides – which makes for three spreads to combine together and once, years ago, I made a little book with transparency sheets, which was a big challenge as all the pages and images were visible and had to work together.
I’d say: if you like to try something like this in your journal, start with one folding side. If your journal has no folding pages, just use tape to add an extra piece of paper to your page.
Have a great weekend,
fold a page,