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