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Inner West Open Studio Trail - Sydney Book Art group unfurls

Inner West Open Studio Trail - Sydney Book Art group unfurls

Today Sydney BAG┬átransplanted 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
Spire - a tunnel

Spire - a tunnel

I’ve been saving the box my spire came in for years. Have to say the Spire was underwhelming (originally it only worked on i things – and i didn’t…

Cindy Tonkin July 24, 2017
Pamphlet stitch 5cm square

Pamphlet stitch 5cm square

Made at contextart 2016 Over the weekend we learnt 5 bindings. given i’m not really into stitching (my eye is not patient, i like results, it never looks as…

Cindy Tonkin April 10, 2016
Pamphlet stitch concertina

Pamphlet stitch concertina

Made at contextart 2016 Pamphlet stitched. Concertina. encaustic cover interior pages pages from a National Library Magazine (mostly chinese and japanese maps) leftovers…

Cindy Tonkin April 10, 2016
Accordion with boxes 2

Accordion with boxes 2

Added belly band (see last week’s pix here). Covered boxes inside and top with a map of Vienna. Still not happy that it’s done. I’m thinking some…

Cindy Tonkin November 20, 2015
Accordion with boxes

Accordion with boxes

Two small boxes I’ve hoarded for a year. Some encaustic treated paper. A few diamante brads. Voila stage 1 of this accordion/ concertina book. Now to make…

Cindy Tonkin November 13, 2015
Waxing lyrical again

Waxing lyrical again

Almost done treating the latest round of papers done with encaustic three weeks ago. Most are double sided. Next stage is to discover what other forms i can use…

Cindy Tonkin June 26, 2015
Wax rocks

Wax rocks

More pages of the encaustic works begun last week. Today I’ll unearth more layers.

Cindy Tonkin June 19, 2015
Encaustic  again

Encaustic again

Here are some encaustic works in progress from today.

Cindy Tonkin June 12, 2015
Encaustic leftovers

Encaustic leftovers

I made a few dogtag like books and a little book mark shaped object from leftover encaustic bits tonight.

Cindy Tonkin May 30, 2015
Tiny bookshelf part 1

Tiny bookshelf part 1

Going to fill this 2 compartment wine box with tiny books. I imagine it will take some time. Used some encaustic pages today.

Cindy Tonkin March 28, 2015
Henry Cutler

Henry Cutler

This book is made from old library borrowing cards. Its name, Henry Cutler, comes from one of the names written on the cards. The books were discarded from the north…

Cindy Tonkin March 5, 2015
Playing around

Playing around

And stitched together the encaustic book i made in January. then I decorated the back of it with Gold ink and khaki oil pastel. As if often the case, the back and…

Cindy Tonkin February 15, 2015
Art sale at my place

Art sale at my place

I have an entire wardrobe, and an under-stair area bigger than Harry Potter spent his youthful years in, filled with canvases that I have painted, but never shown…

Cindy Tonkin July 9, 2014
Encaustic works I made this week

Encaustic works I made this week

Spent a week at Sturt Winter School making encaustic works on mdf with Audrey Rhoda. Here’s some of my output.

Cindy Tonkin July 6, 2014