On Saturday I spent the day making 3 little books. Using the basic accordion book idea from Handcrafted Journals, Albums, Scrapbooks & More by Marie Browning as a jumping off point, I experimented with the design of my own small book. The book does not close perfectly because of the way I constructed the cover as one piece with no spine or hinge, but it is quite pleasing standing up on a table or bookshelf as a display piece. I plan on working on the design further and posting step by step instructions when I have worked out the design issues. These books measure 3-1/4″ wide by 4-1/4″ high on the outside with the inside signature measuring 3″ wide by 4″ high. Materials used are chipboard, scrapbooking paper, yes glue, glue stick, 24″ by 4″ strip of cansons mi tientes paper or cardstock pieced together, miscellaneous photos, images and ephemera, ink pen for writing in book, bone folder, ruler, pencil, wax paper, and cutting tools. Instructions for a basic accordion book with separate front and back covers can be found at Anna Hawthorne Bookarts. Here are a few photos of my 3 little books.
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