I had a request for some READ templates, which is pretty popular – it’s a nice simple word to fold, and makes a great gift or decoration. Lots of the request mention they are from Librarians or for Libraries. I thought I would start of with this on, as I update some of the original book folding templates.
Let me explain. When I started, I would sometimes suggest to people that they might fold both the BLACK LINES and the WHITE SPACE between, in order to get a nice fat full looking word. But having done it, I know that is hard on the eyes. I also know it is possible to fold just the black lines and still get a credible design. But fatter is better in this case, so instead I started s t r e t c h ing the word to create more lines, When folded the design looks in proportion.
This PDF has all 8 versions. Just print the page you want. There is a mix – some scripty, some blocky and a couple that are rather childlike.
You might be able to see some areas where the lines look darker, overlapped or outlined. This may depend on the quality of your monitor. If you see it on the screen, don’t worry. It doesn’t appear when you print.
What you MIGHT see on some words is an area where the lines don’t print fully. That seems to happen most with text on a slant. It is easy enough to fix – find the area (see it there between the a and the d in Habano ST font? Very slanted!)
and connect the line with a pen. Low tech solution for sure.
Remember the lines DO NOT tell you how many pages you need for your template, they are to help with the counting. Be sure to go back to my blog post for info on how to calculate the page count. https://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/folded-book-templates/ has links to two different posts for how to do this. Be careful to count the alternating folds correctly!
Why I won’t tell you how many pages you need can be found here https://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/book-folding-why-i-wont-count-them-out/