Following on from my recent introduction to art journalling – I did another session for the counsellors and in September will do one for the group workers. In this session we explored how to do art journalling / expressive art with clients.
There was a request for me demonstrate how to make a couple of different types of journals we made an accordion and a pamphlet stitch journal
1) Accordion fold journal – I couldn’t find an easy step by step illustration on the Internet so I photographed one I made – there are lots of videos on YouTube
Accordion fold – you will EE’s 6 sheets of paper that are the same size, I am recycling an Edinburgh International brochure
fold all the piece in half to make fat halves
Take one sheet and fold again into quarters , then rip or cut into strips along the folds
Fold the strips in half again , these are the joining strips for the other pages
Open up a strip and apply PVA glue , thinly all over ,take one of the other sheets of paper and lie it down on the wet strip in line with the fold
Take another piece of paper and lie it down on the other remaining glue strip
If I flip the two sheets over at this stage you can see the strip which is yellow on one side gluing the two pages together
Repeat , glueing all the strips to the remaining sheets to create a long thin strip
Fold this strip, using the folds and glued strips as a guide ,into an accordion shape.
Make 2 thicker pieces of paper/card the same size as the fat halves and glue them to the first and the last page – this makes the journal stronger for carrying and keeps it together. when you have finished working on the pages- you may want to tie it together with a ribbon or apiece of string.
2 Pamphlet stitch
I always use a variety of papers in my journals to make ‘folios’ – the one we used today were made of Matt magazine pages, book pages ,white cartridge paper and one of my doodles. We use the metric ‘A’ system for our paper sizes in the UK – the paper was approx A4 ( 8.5″x10″) before folding.
I love this Tess! You’ve got the most excellent ideas!
I can’t take all the credit this time it was definitely a collaborative effort 😘😘