Worktable Wednesday

I’ll be doing a make-and-take at the Stowe Street Arts Festival this Saturday – an origami accordion book.

I’ve done this project before at the Frog Hollow craft gallery, which made me realize that my sample book is holiday-themed. I’m not really a Christmas-in-July kinda gal, so I decided to create a more summery sample.

As is the custom, I started off by piling a bunch of stuff on my worktable.

Messy studio worktable

6:26 p.m.

I decided that I wanted to use recycled materials for both the make-and-take and for my sample. On one side of the book I went for one of my favorite materials, envelope security patterns. I added in some paper torn from old Paper Source catalogs. I happily settled on an ocean scene.

I chose to go for a blazing hot sun on the other side (clearly influenced by the recent Vermont weather). I cut out shapes from old yellow pages and once again, Paper Source catalog pages (they have great colors).

Origami accordion book covers

7:17 p.m.

After that I smeared on a bit of glittery goo and I was done with the covers. I glued in the ribbon ties and the pages. Easy peasy.

This is a quick and fun project for a Saturday afternoon.

Origami accordion book - side 1

11:38 p.m.

Origami accordion book - side 2

11:38 p.m.

Come on by the festival and make a book with me – I hope to see you there on Saturday!

2 Responses to “Worktable Wednesday”

By Stitchworks - 15 July 2011 Reply

That is a good idea with the envelope paper.
The using wood workshop looks incredible, well out of my ken.

By Elissa - 16 July 2011 Reply

Jackie –

I’m interested in seeing if any of my workshop participants go for the envelopes – we’ll see!

The wood workshop was awesome and I’m glad that Sue guided us through the process. I probably wouldn’t have explored that on my own.


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