Gelatin Fall Leaf Print Book

Winged Book with Gelli Fall Leaf PrintsI’ve been making leaf prints with my gelatin (Gelli) plates to celebrate all the beautiful Fall colors I see around me in New England. Here’s a structure I made called Winged Book by Alisa Golden to showcase some of those prints.

I really like this binding because I love any variation on an accordion book. If you’re going to try this book, I have a few of suggestions to make this book successful:

  1. Make a mock up first so you can understand how the different pieces fit together.
  2. Score all your lines before folding.
  3. Use a lighter weight paper for the pages because it become bulky with all the folds if your paper is thick. I used a 98lb mixed media paper and that was almost too heavy.

Winged Book with Gelli Fall Leaf Prints

Here’s the book when it’s closed:

Winged Book with Gelli Fall Leaf Prints

I created tags from my leaf prints and placed them inside the pockets.

Winged Book with Gelli Fall Leaf Prints

This is book number 42 in my 50 Book Project. The end is in sight…. Check out the rest of my projects here.

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4 Thoughts on “Gelatin Fall Leaf Print Book

  1. Deb Fortin on September 29, 2017 at 8:26 am said:

    I just bought that book by Alisa Golden. I haven’t had a chance to make anything from it yet but this project you made gives me such inspiration to do so. I love Fall and the changing leaves. I can see using the tags for poetry or quotes about leaves and nature.

  2. Jen Reardon on October 2, 2017 at 3:43 pm said:

    This is gorgeous! I need to get busy and play!

  3. elenor on October 3, 2017 at 8:45 am said:

    Your book is most lovely! Thanks for showing and for the how-to.

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