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Inside & Out: Slide Mount Accordion Book [How to]

January 20, 2013
Slide Mount Accordion Book Cover

Slide Mount Accordion Book Cover

A year or two ago I remember seeing Quinn McDonald‘s awesome 35mm Slide Accordion Journal on her blog, as well as this mention about her slide mount journal being featured in the premiere issue of the Cloth Paper Scissors’ art journaling mag Pages.  Great idea! Making my own has been on my creative to-do list ever since and I finally spent some time creating one.  The process was lots of fun!  It’s also a great way to re-purpose any old, unused, and unwanted slide mounts into a miniature book!

Supplies: Accordion Slide Book

Supplies to get started: Plastic slide covers & tape

Supplies I used to get started were some empty plastic slide mounts, paper tape (as well as masking tape), and a variety of miniature images, collages, and words to glue inside each mount.  Using some of my Lost and Found idea-o-logy paper stash came in handy for the background because each page is doubled sided and could be seen on the front and back in the mount’s center.

Slide Attaching

Attaching slides together with tape: Front and back

Using some paper tape on one side and masking tape on the other (just to experiment), I attached each individual mount together. The tape created a sturdy, flexible binding between each slide for the book’s accordion style.  I then used a variety of my favorite alcohol inks to add color to each slide.  The plastic, smooth texture of the mount’s surface made working with the alcohol inks super easy and left a nice look that dried really quick.  With some sandpaper and a sharp metal tool, I distressed some areas of the book after applying the alcohol ink.  I also accented the mount edges and in between each page with a gold paint pen.

Slide Mount Accordion Book Finished

Inside & Out: Slide Mount Accordion Book Finished

I think I’ve made my first Creative Pay It Forward gift to send to someone on my list in 2013! Yay! Thank you to Quinn for the inspiration to try this out. I look forward to making a few more!

Revolution Visual Journaling: Fiona Fitzpatrick

January 6, 2012

Since the launch of my ready to revolution eBook, I’ve been receiving some images and word on art journaling pages from individuals working on their 2012 Revolution!  This has been so very cool to receive and learn more about!

In this post I wanted to highlight Art Therapist Fiona Fitzpatrick who recently sent me some of her revolution art after checking out ready for revolution.  Fiona has been involved with art journaling for a few years now, which also includes teaching Visual Journaling: Where Images and Words Meet at Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education in Australia to introduce and explore its benefits. During our e-mail exchanges, Fiona expressed that she enjoys the process of combining images with writing in the format of a book and keeps various journals and altered books for different areas of her life, both personal and work related.  Great self-care and a nice way to maintain your personal creative practice with art-making!

Fiona chose to simplify her revolution making process and decided on three intentions to focus on for 2012:

Fiona's Intentions Book Cover

Fiona's Stillness Spread

Fiona's Trust Spread

Fiona's Yes Spread

Thanks to Fiona for her willingness to share her art journaling with the Creativity in Motion community!  I definitely agree with Fiona’s thoughts about this kind of art-making and sharing being a nice balance for the art therapist’s creative self-expression and to just have fun!

Recent resources I also wanted to share on the topic of art journaling and its benefits:

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