A few months ago my friend Jody Moore brought me some ‘Accordion Fold Journals in a Tin’ for a future project. (See pic below.) I have 4 of those Journals left and I will give one to each of the first four people who arrive on Thursday evening. If you are not one of the first four and still want to do an accordion journal I will demo how to make one.
So what are you going to do with the journal? One very popular idea this time of year is a
Day of the Dead theme. (Shout out to Lisa Vollrath ) How about a different Sugar Skull on each page?
Another idea is to pass the journal around and have each member of the group create something on one of the pages.
Or, you think about all the things that make you smile or laugh and dedicate one page in the journal to each of those things. Then journal, paint, color or glue pictures on each page. It could be your ‘happy place’. You know, for whenever you need to go there.
Supply List for an Accordion Journal
Paper (heavier than copy paper, lighter than card stock, a small roll of paper is ideal)
Cardstock, Cardboard or Book board for the journal cover
Glue (PVA if you’re a professional, but Elmer’s will work just fine for the rest of us)
Ribbon or String and maybe some brads because you’ll want to securely close the book. I often just use a big rubber band.
Ruler, Scissors and whatever other supplies you want to use.
I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday and remember if you don’t want to do the suggested project for that week then bring what you do want to work on. We just would like to have you join us, we are flexible like that.
Okay, so it says 'Album in Tin'. But since this is a journal meet up let's just say I took creative license.....
See you on Thursday -