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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
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
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
Wallpaper - jasmine and leaves

Wallpaper - jasmine and leaves

This is a series of monoprints done on the reverse side of the wallpaper book I found by the side of the road in Sydenham just before summer school. The series is…

Cindy Tonkin January 9, 2018
Finy

Finy

These tiny laser cut rectangles were originally the windows from the covers of these books. I made a few tiny works like these. This one is called Finy (because…

Cindy Tonkin October 30, 2017
Collages

Collages

More finishing off: these are collages half done a few weeks ago today  brought to completion (so far!). Each piece is named after it (i.e. the pic is first, then…

Cindy Tonkin October 28, 2017
Postcard Project: snakes and boxes

Postcard Project: snakes and boxes

The Postcard project continues to fascinate me. I’ve treated the backs of some cards with rubber stamps and ink. Doing them in batches, so each batch is different…

Cindy Tonkin October 22, 2017
Postcard project: the backs

Postcard project: the backs

While I love the writing on the backs of my old postcards some of them have no writing and some of the writing is sparse, so it doesn’t look good. I have…

Cindy Tonkin October 18, 2017
Postcard Project Mock ups

Postcard Project Mock ups

I have probably more than 100 postcards sent to me especially in the 80s when I lived in Paris (and in the aftermath, when my Paris friends were sending me cards…

Cindy Tonkin October 9, 2017
Suits 7: the take away version

Suits 7: the take away version

I bought these take away containers ages ago. On Friday night after a strong, fulfilling but busy week I grabbed a permanent marker and the 5 containers and made…

Cindy Tonkin September 12, 2017
Collaging with squares

Collaging with squares

I’ve been collaging the laser cut squares I made from some acrylic works in 2015. They will have many adventures, but here is the first layer, which is purely…

Cindy Tonkin September 11, 2017
Turkish Map Fold book

Turkish Map Fold book

This video gives you a quick tour of my turkish map fold book.  The technical difficulties of playing with a book with one hand while holding the camera in the…

Cindy Tonkin June 20, 2017
Turkish map lily

Turkish map lily

I made this Lily from a series of Turkish map folds. it was done during the Inner West Open Studio trail  with Sydney book art group last week. I love the magazine…

Cindy Tonkin May 20, 2017
Folding 2

Folding 2

And more folding.

Cindy Tonkin March 11, 2016
Folding

Folding

The gorgeous Julie Bookless lent me folding techniques for designers (cover photo below). I have spent today folding an old nz street atlas into forms which delight…

Cindy Tonkin March 11, 2016
Box for shortbread

Box for shortbread

5cm box for denise’s shortbread National Library magazine Leftover paper from my receipt is acknowledged series. Jigsaw puzzle piece Beads thread

Cindy Tonkin February 5, 2016
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