Saturday, September 19, 2009

Accordian Book


Last night was the book making class at my friend Laurel's meetup group, with Pooja as the guest instructor.  A few months ago I learned Japanese stab binding at one of Pooja's classes, and couldn't wait for her next appearance at Laurel's.
We covered bookboard with lovely handmade papers and then attached the long accordian-folded inner papers to each board.

Pooja suggested weighing the book down overnight before adding any embellishments to the covers.  I did, and finished this morning.

I added an image with distress embossing powder (which doesn't show up much in the photo), then some contrasting papers, hardware and my initials.  I just love it, and can't wait to do some more.


12 comments:

Diann said...

How very wonderful! Where or how did you create the long papers for the inside accordian fold? I'm loving these classes you're able to do with your friends and wish I were making right along beside you.
I really like your hardware! Diann

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHHH Eileen...looks FABULOUS!!!

Gloria said...

Very nice...maybe someday I will get brave enough to try things like this

Tamara Putvin said...

I love it!!!! The colors the hardware, it's all so beautiful.. TFS..


Wishing you abundant blessings,

Tami

Carol's Crafts said...

Eileen, I didn't understand all the technical stuff, but I absolutely love the book. The hardware is fabulous.

Hugs
Carol

Kim Nath said...

That is so cool! I love the front with the hardware and your initials inside, great project!

Judee said...

Eileen, your newest book is wonderful! I love all the detailed information you share, and I can see the embossed image slightly. That hardware is really neat!
Hugs, Judee

Shirley said...

This looks great...thanks for sharing your pretty work and all the info!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen....THIS IS beautiful!!!! What a fun time you had!!!!!

Chrystal S said...

Eileen! It is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. You take the neatest classes. :)

teri said...

This looks like fun. But then, everything you do looks like fun...

Heidi Davenport said...

Eileen!
This project was so much fun! I can't wait to finish and post mine. I think it would be so cool to do with the kids in my class.
Love how you personalized yours! Beautiful!