Yesterday morning with my students we had fun making Domino Accordion Books. I had made one in advance, by way of a sample, using the Seaside Plate from the Artistic Stamper which I used for the Seaside Canvas the other day. I used a strip of the new Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper pack, which you can also get from the Artistic Stamper. Don't you just love these new paper packs? I have got this one, and Lost and Found and I just sit and look at them! I used Sepia ink for the accordion bit, and then black for the domino on the outside, the background of which I had coloured with different Sharpies. I used a corner rounder punch for the paper, to match the rounded edges of the domino.
The students did a great job, and they had 'homed in' on the Crafty Individuals stamps with rows of houses, perfect for a tiny accordion design. So in the evening, I decided to make another one, just for fun. I had my evening student, Jean, with me, and she is a lovely lady who has a very soothing effect on me. My other classes can be a bit manic but when Jean is here I sometimes managed to make something myself, which I never expect to be able to do as the students are my priority, but we seem to happily work on things together in companiable silence. Jean had very kindly brought me some 12 x 12 papers (and a much needed bag of blending sponges!) and one of the sheets was blue with tiny white stars, so it was absolutely perfect for the row of buildings. So here is version two:-
This time I coloured the front with StazOn colours, in three shades of blue. For the accordion bit, I added some flourishes (Crafty Individuals) and some touches of white opaque pen.