Mixed Media Concertina Book

Hi everyone,

A little concertina Book project to share today featuring some old and new stamps from Crafty Individuals which were featured on the CI show on Hochanda TV this morning and yesterday. If you didn’t see the shows, do check those out on the  Hochanda website. There is a rewind facility. Super duper demos from Jean Hardy and the CI design team made fantastic projects. There was even a carousel….amazing!

For this book there are a lot of photos. I decided to photo each half page and some times in the middle but if you can imagine it is a concertina book all in one and decorated on both sides.

All of the stamps used on this project are available HERE.


For the base I have used craft card. I was surprised at how well that took paint. I bought it for card making but to be honest I couldn’t get on with it.

All of the pages have had a coat of gesso and then painted with acrylic craft paint.

The texture has been created using stencils and gesso. I do like texture paste but for this I wanted it to dry quickly so I used gesso.  Also, some times texture paste can make the card buckle depending on the thickness and quality of it.

Some of the circles have been created using various plastic bottle and pen tops dipped in paint. The straight lines have been made using using the edge of a square die dipped in paint. A ruler or credit card will do the same. Anything that is rigid.

I used Black Staz-on for the stamping. Normally an Archival ink is better to stamp with onto a painted surface but the staz-on worked ok.

Thanks for looking,

Take care all,

Flo x




  1. soozyb2013

    WOW, amazing pages!!! I loved each one of them and to pick a favourite would be impossible. Thank you for sharing this amazing book. Happy Tuesday.

  2. Anonymous

    Hi Flo, the minute I spied this I just knew it was your creation, totally stunning work. The composition of images and the wonderful colours are amazing, blown away by it, Kate x x

  3. bcparkison

    it is beautiful…but…what are you going to do with it. If given as gift will they wonder– what do I do with it?I am asking because I really wonder. Kinda like art journals…ok now what do I do with it.

    1. Flo Langley

      Hi Beverly, Always lovely to hear from you. Thank you so much. This was more of an intuitive project. I think this kind of project is for purely making something just for the fun and the enjoyment of creating something. A bit like a journal. I think they are just nice to keep and look back on. Maybe try out techniques with paint etc. If that makes sense. Take care, Flo xx

  4. Cocofolies

    This is such a fabulous little concertina book Flo.
    I adore it.
    Thanks for sharing all the pages, a pure delight.
    Sending hugs, Coco xx

  5. Pat

    Sorry I haven’t visited lately Flo but I did see this beautiful book on the last CI shows and thought how fantastic it was, you are very talented and I totally love it! x

  6. Marion S

    Good morning Flo. I am so grateful to have found the creator of this stunning concertina book and so pleased to have the opportunity to thank you for sharing its magical pages here. I was captivated when Jean showed it on Hochanda and it’s wonderful now to have these photographs “to keep”. I am thrilled to have chanced across your site and look forward very much to stalking you in the future! You are one talented and inspirational lady Flo! Best wishes and thank you – Marion, North Somerset.

  7. butterfly

    I just happened upon one of these magical pages on Pinterest, and saw that it was yours, and suddenly realised I haven’t been here in an absolute age! So happy I spotted it… I was drawn to it at once, and here are so many more exquisite pages beautifully playing with light and shade and image and background. A glorious concertina.
    Alison x

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