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Handmade Concertina Book



As part of my art process, I'm making handmade concertina art books which I fill with collage.


I use my own handmade paper, lace, scrim, mark-making, and found objects including bird feathers, cicada wings, foreign coins, lace, teabag paper, and stamps.


The process of making the little book in the video was a delightful meditation. Selecting pieces from my collection of papers and objects, I arranged and rearranged the items until the design satisfied me, often tearing and cutting to create the right balance.


I crafted the aluminium shields on the covers from tealight holders, working the metal with a ballpein hammer to create texture.


I hope you will enjoy the video on YouTube and perhaps leave a comment!

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