Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Book in a Faux Book

Thanks for participating in Club Scrap's Big Top blog hop!

Your previous stop: Josette Trunnell
The beginning: Club Scrap
Your next stop: Lilian Yeh Forsyth

I found a unique Pin featuring four pieces of accordion-folded paper interlocked to make a frame. It turned out to be an easy and inspiring project that houses an actual book within a faux book.

Follow these steps to create the basic book structure:

1. Trim (2) 6.75x9" and (2) 5.25x9" pieces of Big Top White Plain, grain short. Score each sheet horizontally every .75". For best results, score at .75, 2.25, 3.75, 5.25, 6.75 and 8.25". Flip the paper to the other side and score at 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6 and 7.5". This scoring method will create alternating ridges/valleys for a perfect accordion fold.

2. Accordion fold each sheet, placing the "bump" of the score on the inside of the fold. Add Earth ink to the edge of each mountain fold with a CS Ink Applicator.

3. Interlock the folds of one 6.75 and one 5.25" piece to create a right angle.

4. Connect the remaining pieces in the same manner to make a rectangular frame.

5. Adhere the outside flaps at each corner with a Glue Pen. Leave the remaining accordion folds free of adhesive to ensure the frame expands and flattens easily.

6. Trim a 7x11.75" Orange Plain, grain short. Score horizontally at 5-3/8 and 6-3/8". (If your Scor-Pal does not have lines every 1/8", slide the paper 1/8" to the right, and score at 5.5 and 6.5".) Fold along the score lines to create an outer cover for the frame. Adhere the frame to the cover. I also chose to adhere the left edge of the frame to the spine of the cover.

7. Decorate with printed/plain papers and cutaparts from the Big Top collection. Create a  3.5x5" stitch bound book to place into the nook created by the accordion frame.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your next stop is with the talented and creative Lilian Yeh Forsyth at The Leaf Studio!

See you next month . . .