Practice continues…this time I folded the accordion a bit better and lined up the tags more evenly. Good lighting helps! And not after midnight, no matter how desperate I am to create…
Raw materials for this flag book are two beaten up (thrift store) wee books about Thomas the Train Engine, my three-year old grandson's fave.
The book covers (reversed) and some of the salvageable pictures ( no text) were glued onto small manila labels, as reported in the previous post. The middle row of tag “flags” was trimmed a tad to make them fit between the upper and lower rows. The endpapers are 140 lb watercolour paste papers with a wiggly train track motif. The endpapers enclose the last panels on each end of the accordion, glued in place with PVA and pressed overnight under books and bricks.
Now the pics:
Inside the book:
With the upper and lower rows of flags pointing to the viewer:
Close up of the end paper: traditional paste paper decorated with acrylic paint mixed with cooked corn starch and combed to give the “train track” pattern. Thick watercolour paper strengthens the covers and traps the last panels of the accordion securely:
Circled accordion shows the backs of the flags:
It is fun trying out different ways to display the book!
I made the book readable from many angles so you have to turn the flags this way and that. And why not.
Next, two more flag books for two more grandchildren. And two more for Nana. As I said this is way too much fun…