Each week I get to play and experiment as I work with products and projects that I think you’ll find interesting. It’s always fun, but is also work and part of my job. Occasionally I find myself immersed in a project that resonates with my muse is such a way that the “work” and “part of my job” aspects disappear, leaving me fully engaged and delighted to be creating.
Today’s project is one of those very special ones where I found myself thoroughly engrossed in the creation of the accordion book which I named The Timekeeper’s Garden. If that sounds familiar, it ought to; I named it after Catherine Moore’s lovely collection of stamps. I’ve been an admirer of Catherine’s stamps for a long time and several months ago I ordered one each of the 16 Timekeeper’s Garden sets so I could play and experiment. Over the course of a couple of weeks the book came together and today I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you.
The video demonstrates the entire creation process from making the book panels, to stamping and water coloring the Timekeeper’s Garden imagery, to the assembly of the panels into the finished accordion book. It’s long at just over an hour, but I think you’ll find the time spent worthwhile as I’m giving you detailed instructions for every aspect of making the book. I’m also giving you the book page template so you can create pages identical to mine if you wish. It’s available as a free download on the video page and is yours to use.
Click here to download the Timekeeper’s Garden Page Template. I used Timekeeper’s Garden sets 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, and 14 in my book.