Debbie Hart

Freelance Folk Artist

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Getting Set Up to Create My Accordion Folded Artist Book

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August 8, 2016

I've now gathered together all the materials to start my class project. So far, I've used the bending test on the big, thick piece of cardboard (which I got from the back of a used-up pad of watercolor paper) in my photo above, and the grain runs along the longest side. I've marked the grain direction with a pencil, although this doesn't show up very well in the photo.

I am thinking of using the colorful square note papers in the photo to make my small-scale model of the book first. I still need to test the grain on these when I have more time. I will probably use white mixed-media paper later to create the larger version of the book.

I've been pondering the subject for my book, and so far, I think will probably experiment with making collages out of parts of some old prints of my artwork that had slight imperfections so that I couldn't sell them, an idea I've been intending to try for a long time. Another possibility is to make the book about our upcoming visit to our favorite seaside town. I'll come back and continue updating this project as I progress...

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