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Frame within a frame and a concertina

Frame within a frame and a concertina

A kind of double split concertina. using offcuts gathered a Sturt in Jan 2018. Pieces printed as mono prints in the class I was in with Glen Skien.

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Broken split triple concertina

Broken split triple concertina

I’ve been pushing the double split concertina – this is in fact three single pieces of paper joined by slits between little frames (from the printers’…

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Little bits of fun

Little bits of fun

So as I work my way through the bits and bobs printed onto wallpaper and other kinds of paper at Sturt this year I get delicious offcuts. I have created a small…

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Whoops again

Whoops again

I’ve already posted on Whoops. This time there’s a video tour of it.

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Whoops

Whoops

Over Easter I’ve been playing with split concertina. This one began because of the frame offcuts I picked up at Sturt this year. I ran the offcuts through…

Cindy Tonkin April 2, 2018
Atlas split concertina

Atlas split concertina

I had a dream on the night of Good Friday. In the dream I made a very large split concertina. So when I woke up I found a Reader’s Digest atlas I had in the…

Cindy Tonkin April 1, 2018
Inner West Open Studio Trail - Sydney Book Art group unfurls

Inner West Open Studio Trail - Sydney Book Art group unfurls

Today Sydney BAG¬†transplanted our studios to the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, where we showed some works, cut and folded some paper, and ate cake. Avec ou sans…

Cindy Tonkin March 11, 2018
Tiny books for the Inner West Open Studio 2018

Tiny books for the Inner West Open Studio 2018

For the second¬† year in a row me and my book buddies, the Sydney Book Art Group, are moving our work to the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre for a day, so that people…

Cindy Tonkin March 2, 2018
A bit of concertina in folio fun

A bit of concertina in folio fun

This is a 4cm square snake book, in a small folio. I made the snake book because i had a printed only on one side 125gsm page from my time working with #glenskien…

Cindy Tonkin March 1, 2018
Double layer split fun

Double layer split fun

I enjoyed so much what the double layered split concertina i made last week looked like I knocked up another. They were both copied from this one I made a few months…

Cindy Tonkin March 1, 2018
Double split with laser cut inserts

Double split with laser cut inserts

Today I made a double layer split concertina. Materials: I’m working through a big backlog of prints done at Sturt Summer School in January. Each bit is inspiring…

Cindy Tonkin February 16, 2018
Forever: a Snake Book

Forever: a Snake Book

Similar to the Blue Book, I printed most of the artwork on this book at Sturt in January 2018. It’s called Forever because that’s the word on the front…

Cindy Tonkin February 11, 2018
Rehabilitated concertina

Rehabilitated concertina

When I first starting working with books, maybe around 2008, I made this concertina from some leftover papers. I joined the concertina where the paper ended (not…

Cindy Tonkin January 9, 2018
Blue book

Blue book

How this was made: Glen Skien (the teacher for this program) created a really cool little book which was collaged stamps and then an almost random matrix which printed…

Cindy Tonkin January 9, 2018
Postcard project: the green concertina's in a box

Postcard project: the green concertina's in a box

This piece now has a box. I am not certain that it’s done, but it’s literally on the shelf for now. The paper covering the box I designed using scans…

Cindy Tonkin December 5, 2017
A box for the little houses

A box for the little houses

This piece now has its own box. The box is from a samsung phone. I designed the paper I covered it with from scans of my postcards from the postcard project. The…

Cindy Tonkin December 5, 2017
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