Accordion Book Arts Demonstration

The following book arts tutorial was previously published in Mixed Media Techniques for Art Journaling, a compilation book edited by Kristy Conlin (copyright, F+W Media, 2013). This project was originally published in Artist Trading Card Workshop by Bernie Berlin. Republished here courtesy of CreateMixedMedia.com.

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The secret to this colorful, folded booklet is to stamp with bleach on black cardstock. A variety of texture and form comes from using several stamps, and spray webbing is the icing on the cake! Just have fun with this project; don’t think too hard about it. This booklet will hold twelve cards (six on each side), but you could make it longer with additional cardstock.

Materials

  • black cardstock
  • paper towels
  • disposable Styrofoam plate
  • bleach
  • stamps
  • sponges
  • dye ink pads
  • Lumiere paints
  • stencil
  • spray webbing, two colors
  • 1/2″ (12mm) ribbon, about 2′ (61cm)
  • double-stick tape
  • plastic trading card sleeves
  • dyed tissue paper
  • gel medium

Step 11.  Fold up a paper towel and set it in a Styrofoam plate. Pour several tablespoons of bleach over the paper towel. Use the damp towel as a pad for the stamps, and stamp bleach over the surface of the card.

Step 22. Working with a separate sponge for each dye ink pad, color in the bleached areas with random bits of color.

Step 33. Continue adding color to the entire card. Then, use a stencil and a sponge to pounce on the Lumiere paint.

Step 44.  Finally, add a bit of spray webbing.

Step 55. Stamp along the entire length of the ribbon to tone down the brightness a bit.

Step 66. Secure the ribbon to the first panel with double-stick tape.

Step 77. Adhere one plastic card protector to the first panel of the book, over the ribbon, with double-stick tape. Tear or cut the tissue paper into small strips (about ½” [12mm] wide) and adhere them over the edges of the bottom and sides of the plastic sleeve with gel medium. Repeat on each panel.

U2865 MixedMediaArt_cover.inddThis project was previously published in Mixed Media Techniques for Art Journaling edited by Kristy Conlin (copyright, F+W Media, 2013).

To learn more about Mixed Media Techniques for Art Journaling, click here.

 

 

 

Z2489_BookplusArt_CM.inddFor more about book arts, check out Book +Art by Dorothy Simpson Krause.

 

 

 

 

 

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