Circle Accordion Mock-Up

I spent some time yesterday in my studio working on a book -- finally!. The result was a small mock-up ( 3 " x 6") of a circle accordion in one of Alisa Golden's books. It's a simple structure : an accordion attached to covers. The covers are attached in such a way that when the book is fully open it forms a modified circle. My variation includes 2 sections with pockets, alternating with two sections without.

I used Canson cover-weight for the cover and some left-over decorative papers for the pages. My only revision to Golden's instructions -- besides the size -- was to use paper strips rather than linen tapes to attach the sections to each other and to the cover.

I enjoyed this so much that I may start working my way through the book, making a collection of mock-ups, then choosing the structures I like best for the next step.


Riverlark said...

Congrats BG! You're livin' the dream! ;-)

Clara said...

Thanks, RL. Don't I know it.

Karen said...

Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog.
I enjoy your blog very much - i will be back to visit.
Love your stuff
Kind regards

Beth Lee said...

I once planned to do all the models in the book of non-adhesive bindings by Keith Smith, and actually made some progress. But eventually I gave it up as an overly gigantic project. But the Alisa Golden book seems doable. Got a timetable? I may try to match you.

Clara said...

Ooooh, Beth, a challenge! I hadn't thought of attaching a deadline to this; I wonder what would make sense?

I have a friend who tackled one of the Keith Smith books as well and got a goodly number of prototypes done before she, like you, put it aside. Just taking it on is impressive!

And Karen, thanks for visiting.


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MyHandboundBooks said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Clara

The circle accordion is looking good! I need to branch out a little and try some new stuff...hmmm, just doing everything in the Keith Smith book sounds like fun! let me know when we start :)