Sunday, October 2, 2022

Accordion Journal

A while ago I created this accordion journal with digital paper that I got from A Printer's Daughter shop on Etsy. I haven't shared it before now because I was procrastinating when it came to taking photos and editing them - my least favourite part of creating I must admit. By the way if you see variations in the photos it is because the sun kept going in and out behind the clouds.

This collection designed by Elizabeth Robinson is called A Stroll in the Park and I augmented it with some papers from my stash for some of the pockets and tuck spots. I also printed some vintage botanical prints and postcards from places like The Graphics Fairy and the New York Public Library digital collection to use as journaling cards. As usual I got carried away with the number of pages so rather than showing you individual photos, I have created a slideshow with a walk through of the journal.
As you can see in the photo above there are two signatures on one side and one on the other side of the accordion. In my slideshow I start at the front and flip through to the back, which takes you through the two sections and then I keep going, which takes you through the single signature on the other side.

As you can see when you watch the slideshow there are lots of pockets, tuck spots and even some double-sided covered paper clips. To hold the journal closed I made a triple bead dangle and attached it to some seam binding that I dyed with distress ink. The seam binding just wraps around the journal a couple times and is tied in a knot on the side.

This journal has lots of places to write or tuck photos and the paper collection makes it very pretty. Elizabeth has lots of other collections that are equally as lovely so do check out her shop.

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