Sunday, January 15, 2017

Making a Simple Accordion Fold Journal

There are a few different ways of folding paper to make these accordion or meandering journals depending upon size paper one is starting with and the size of the finished journal one wishes to end up with.

I learned from watching this YouTube video by Cathy Johnson.

For my post here, I'm using an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of bond paper just as a visual example.  In fact I practiced this a couple of times on bond paper before I made one out of watercolor paper.














When I made several mini journals out of watercolor paper, I went all out adding covers as seen in this earlier post.......

http://sbwatercolors.blogspot.com/search?q=accordion

Also.......if you want longer accordion folded journals, you can glue two together making sure the folds remain at the join folding in the direction you need it to continue.  (Hopefully that made sense)

4 comments:

lee kline said...

Excellent demo, Susan...

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Lee :-)

SusanA said...

Thanks, Susan! Looks like a fun style of journal to work in. And I like the covers you showed in the other post.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Susan :-) I want to get some large sheets of watercolor paper and make bigger ones. These have fewer pages than a purchased journal making it easier for me to dedicate to particular things........like places I go or dedicated subjects. The store bought journals have so many pages I sometimes feel I'll never get through them and definitely don't like designating to particular subjects or mediums because of that.

And these little home made journals are just plain fun to make. One can get fancy and glue ribbons to tie either or both sides closed too. I haven't gone that far yet but a friend sent me one I absolutely love. She used mat board for her front and back covers.

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