Playing Card Accordion Book

I was enchanted with this idea of a playing card accordion book, so I decided to make one myself.

I didn't tape these together quite like the video, but it turned out okay.

I didn’t tape these together quite like the video, but it turned out okay.

A little collage. I recently got a bunch of ephemera from an old veterinary office.

A little collage. I recently got a bunch of ephemera from an old veterinary office.

Paint. Using my recently acquired Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint. Love it. A shame it isn't made any more.

Paint. Using my recently acquired Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint. Love it. A shame it isn’t made any more.

A new stencil (can you tell I wanted to use my "new" pile?) from Donna Downey.

A new stencil (can you tell I wanted to use my “new” pile?) from Donna Downey.

Over to the other side, with complimentary colors.

Over to the other side, with complimentary colors.

Sparser use of the stencils, and I added some mandala stamps.

Sparser use of the stencils, and I added some mandala stamps.

Cloth strips to bind. Cutting in a straight line is not my forte.

Cloth strips to bind. Cutting in a straight line is not my forte.

Decorate and doodle. The book is a gift for a friend who is organizing some art abandonment.

Decorate and doodle. The book is a gift for a friend who is organizing some art abandonment.

The finished book, and extras. I didn't get a beauty shot of the book.

The finished book, and extras. I didn’t get a beauty shot of the book.

The extras were sent individually as mail art, to be abandoned.

The extras were sent individually as mail art, to be abandoned.

This was a lot of fun. One note: the post office does not like playing cards, as they are too small. One got returned as unsendable, and the rest arrived postage due. So you can mostly get away with it if you add another .21.

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