Concertina style art book made up of teeny tiny pages, 4″ x 4″, mixed media art on both sides, vilene/stiffener in between, stitched, with a ribbon on both sides to hold it shut when not in use.
Front cover – I decided to add a plastic layer on the top and back for protection [the beads stick out on the front]
All pages are hand painted papers – most have been stencilled, stamped, mono printed and some are also collaged. Some papers were recycled laser prints of knitting graphs and music.Hand embroidery on tapestry canvas.
Found object – a digital alarm? Hand embroidery and beads. Paper beads made from a text print and stitched onto the background.Screen print on felt.
Two plastic bendy rings couched down with thread. Tiny square print. Paper elephant [half], machine stitched. Collage, machine stitching, brad. Hand embroidery on tapestry canvas. Three mini prints, buttons, attached with thread and beads. Number sticker. The strip is a photocopy on plastic.Paper doodle flower [print].
Recycled part from a weighing scale, print centre. Mini playing cards, card game pieces, stitching Curtain tape, embroidery. Card dominoes, threads. Stitched outlines. Beads from a beaded rope. Hand embroidery on tapestry canvas. Collage [text], recycled postage stamp. Decorative machine embroidery. Stitched outlines. Plastic layer – back cover. Clock hand, bead.Tag, cord, bead.
Paper house, print, stitched. Letter sticker. Hand crafted art buttons.
Decorative machine embroidery, brad. Collage, print and found sign, plastic disc. Recycled key ring, brad. Vintage film negatives, embroidery. Fabric flowers [acquired] Hand embroidery on tapestry canvas, beads, collage.Doily collage.
Card and plastic game parts. Recycled cup cake wrapper, number sticker. Metal zip bit, button. Paper sheep [prints], stitching around trees, letter sticker. Paper elephant, googly eye, stitching. Print, bead rope, letter sticker.Recycled backing paper from paper shape.
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My first visit to your site and just wanted share my delight at viewing your fun pages. Each one so unique and exciting to consider as future ideas to try. Nice camera captures!
Thanks Carla for your visit and comments, I’m glad you like the book. Have fun trying any ideas you may get from them!
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i love how you incorporate stamps into your pieces! Also love your half elephants!!!!!
Thank you, I love doing them.
I’ve just started playing with concertina books myself and this is just the thought of inspiration I needed to help. I want to make one for my Neice as a wedding present. Thank you for sharing your ideas…glad it found your blog.
Thank you, I’m glad you found it inspirational. Good luck with the wedding present.