I had so much fun making the first one, I decided to do another accordion (or concertina) book. I guess I will have to come up with names for them at some point. This one is the same size as the first, each page measuring about 6 by 3 3/4 inches, containing 8 pages on each side. The paper is Rives BFK.
I like doing these because it's fun to consider how make the images connect, even as they're changing from page to page. They may be connected by color, shape and form of design elements, or theme; this uses all three of those, though not necessarily the same ones on every page. The shifting and changes of this format remind me of meandering down a river or creek, where some features remain the same while others differ gradually as you move along. While most artistic forms contain movement (leading the eye from one place to the next), the movement generally leads to some sort of focal point. This is not necessarily true of the concertina book, where each page may be as important as the next. It's a different thought process, and I like the challenge.
Accordion Book 2, side 1ingredients: acrylic ink, relief print on rice paper, vintage book pages, magazine cut-outs, joss paper, decorative paper, image transfer, vintage stamp, vintage dress pattern, map fragment, stitching
Accordion Book 2, side 2ingredients: acrylic ink, relief print on rice paper, vintage book pages, vintage ephemera, magazine cut-outs, joss paper, decorative paper, image transfers, vintage stamps, vintage maps, stitching
I used everything in this but the kitchen sink, as they say. Really more of an experiment than anything, making this was lots of fun!