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Thu, Nov 16


Create Space Langley

Let's Make Accordion Books for Ourselves and to give as Gifts

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Let's Make Accordion Books for Ourselves and to give as Gifts
Let's Make Accordion Books for Ourselves and to give as Gifts

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2023, 1:00 PM – Dec 07, 2023, 1:00 PM

Create Space Langley, Langley, WA 98260, USA


About the event

Let’s make some accordion books for ourselves and to give as gifts

With Claudia Fuller

Thursdays, Nov 16th and December 7th

Requested donation: $20

In the November 16th  class we’ll create an accordion sketchbook - no sewing required. Claudia makes these books for documenting trips and filling them with sketches, photographs, and collected ephemera.

Supplies needed

1 sheet 22x30” 140 lb watercolor paper of student’s choice. Hot press for smooth paper, Cold press for paper with a “tooth” to it. (This is enough paper to create two accordion books).

2 pieces of cardboard 6x8” for each accordion book. This cardboard should not be corrugated. You can use the back of a tablet of art paper.

Claudia will bring mat board for students who do not have cardboard, but be advised it makes covers that are not as sturdy as those made with thicker cardboard.

2 pieces of decorative paper that is 8x10” or plan to use some of the scrapbook paper that is available at Create Space.

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In the December 7th class we’ll make accordion books out of a different type of paper. These books are easier to fold and can handle some watercolor. Because it’s easier when the paper is “pre-decorated” we’ll spend the first hour of class decorating paper for one book. We’ll turn that decorated paper into a book. Students can take the rest of their paper home to decorate and make additional books.

Supplies needed

1 sheet of 22x30” 90 lb paper. Recommended type is Legion’s Stonehenge Paper available from Dick Blick. Claudia will have a limited amount of this paper available to purchase 1 sheet for $5.   (From this sheet of paper you can make a  minimum of two books.)

Watercolors and a brush, colored markers or other art supplies for decorating the paper.

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Claudia Fuller is a mixed media artist who has always enjoyed creating artful items. Ten years ago, she made her first book and hasn’t stopped since. She makes books for gifts and she makes books to fill with her art making. She uses watercolor papers, book board and book cloth for some journals and recycled boxes and cardboard for others. Filling books with painting, calligraphy, quotes and memorys is how she documents her life.

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