Jan 23, 2021

PaperArtsy Collage Accordion Mini Book Tutorial

Hello dears!  I'm so happy to share my first project of the year for the PaperArtsy blog!  I took a little hiatus and am back, rested and inspired.  The current blog topic is Mash Up, which is mixing various designer's stamps together.  This is something I LOVE to do!  So I have created a little accordion album to showcase each and every stamp in my chosen collections: Ink & The Dog Eclectic Stamp Set 5 (E5), At Home Stamp Set 5 (AH5), Wings Stamp Set 2 (WGS2), Eclectica Mini Stamp 39 (EM39), Eclectica Courtney Franich 5 (ECF05), France Papillon 7 (FP007), and Seth Apter 18 (ESA18).  I stamped them onto tea stained paper.  I've explained many more details on the PaperArtsy blog, so do hop on over for more...

For my accordion base, I gel printed with a palette of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in: Caramel, Hint of Mint, Gold Rush, Toffee, Winter Green, Cloud 9 and French Roast.  Oh how I love this combination!

I used the Eileen Hull Sizzix Notebook die and Sizzix Media Board in white, cutting the covers down to 3.75 x 2.75".  I then cut two long pieces of PaperArtsy Smoothy card to 3.5 x 11.75".  I then did some random painting with my brayer onto my gel plate.  After the pieces were dried, I scored the long strips at 2.5", cutting off the excess and adhering the two panels together to form one long accordion, which I adhered inside of my book after stamping/collage.


I had such a lovely time stamping and used my extra pieces to make a couple of cards for the local store where I sell my cards, Full Circle Vintage Modern Market in Pickens, SC.  Note the sentiment on the bottom card, "happy birthday old bird."  I couldn't resist!  LOL!  I hope these projects have inspired you.  Make sure to check out the full range of stamps and paints at Topflight Stamps!  Hugs, Autumn


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

oH You brighten my heart and soul. What a grand project. I love this so much, the colors, the shabby papers and all the variety of stamps Just awesome, over to Paper Artsy I go. Do you sell on a sight? Enjoy a great week ahead. Stay Safe.

Linda Manning Findley said...

Very cool ... love all the images

Susan said...

Autumn, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, images, textures - everything! Happy New Year.

Aimeslee Winans said...

This is soooooo cool, Autumn and I also love that I spied one of my fave PA stamp sets, the Ink and Dog Plate 5 that has the woman puzzle piece - I bought it as she is the spitting image of Norma Shearer, my all time favorite actress. Anyway, love that you used the notebook die and wow, how did you know how long to make the scored insert so that it would fill it up but not too much? Brava! I would screw that up, haha. Or have to make 3 before I got it right. XOXO

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Autumn, what an amazing creation- this is fantastic
Stay safe

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