|Mini-Journal No. 5 - 01|
Here we go with yet another mini-journal. No. 5 is eclectic, kind of all over the place with focal images. Not a problem but no general theme.
Yesterday or the day before I was asked to give more information on the use of ephemera. So I am referring back to the images where I showed several of the accordions that I am working on at the moment.
First, I glued washi tape in the valley folds to strengthen the fold. You will note why I needed to do that in several of the spreads in no.5 over the next few days. I then found magazine pages that had interesting graphic designs and cut them to a larger size than the actual journal and glued those down. I also wrapped the peak folds with found papers to strengthen that fold as well. Once the papers were dry I turned the accordion over and painted the backside of the accordion one color. Once the backside was dry I trimmed the papers to the size of the accordion.....cut off the excess. The next step is to add more ephemera on each spread before the pen work. I hope that answers the viewer's question.
Again, I so enjoy the quilt or Kantha overall effect. Great work, John!
Thank you John for the explanation.
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