Below are the results we came up with.
This is Jenn's attempt.The inside pages of her concertina book,
and the outside.Jenn feels it is lacking in something and could probably be because she had no particular focus.It needs more work and lots more layers
Sally chose to work on a different page size using zigzag stitch to join them.
She used her own papers from old watercolours, which were washed under the tap and repurposed.
Then she added to the surface with more collage and stamps.
Viv, as is usually the way, had recently had a cull of her magazine stash and found she only had a garden magazine to use for collaging.
However ,it turned out to her advantage as she has created a lovely concertina with a limited selection.
Kirsten started with a sheet of paper painted in another workshop, see last photo.
She decided to colour this side in blues at the top shading to greens at the bottom with a sunset in mind.Finding it a little boring she repainted in dark tones of blue and blacks well as turning the page upside down. She found some magazine pages of boats at low tide that seemed to fit .
She found the pastel used to blend in the magazine didn't work well with the glossy paper so she added tones of acrylic paint instead.She quite likes the dark moody feeling though is toying with working into the page with some pen and ink drawing and adding in white pencil work.
This is the other side which is waiting for some further work on another day.The results so far are as individual as the members of the group.
Deryll has chosen some lovely areas of texture to highlight her cover.
inside are some rich colours
reminiscent of skies.
She prefers stitching to adding collage and has couched long lines of different threads to echo the colours used in her creation.
Here's Debby's concertina book with little window pop outs.She has used intuitive blue for the front pages.