Here is the accordion tucked inside the book cover.... (the accordion itself is almost 4' long when pulled out)
. . . and the closed book cover with the accordion neatly tucked inside.
It's so much fun rolling up your sleeves and altering the large hand constructed accordion. The accordion can stand on its own on a shelf or live inside the book cover, however you want to use it!
Part one of the workshop was spent constructing the nearly four-foot long accordion and slipcover. Part two was saved purely for painting, stenciling and rubber stamping on that very alterable accordion and book cover. We have two new stencils that were created just for decorating this project--the shapes stencil and the word/number stencil.
There are so many fun ways to use 'em!
Not only on the accordion, but on the inside book cover, too.
Once I had the acrylic paint and gesso out, I just didn't want to stop!
Now, more about decorating the accordion. . .
As if painting, adding black & white gesso, stenciling and rubber stamping wasn't enough, I also cut windows into one of my projects.
And decorated on both sides, of course!
I really enjoyed the creatvie process on this one.
The accordion doesn't have to be altered. It really looks cool when used just like scrapbook pages with photos, mattes and a few stickers, like this one below.
The front cover on this project is simply decorated with an orange marker and colored mist.
The workshop was so much fun and I feel extremely fortunate to have spent the retreat weekends with such wonderfully kind, creative people. Thanks so much to those of you that were able to attend and to those of you just getting the projects now!
Kay of Club Scrap