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Concertina Collage Books

with Molly Meng

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About The Class

turn your odds and ends into artful accordion books.

Accordion books are a playful way to repurpose old books, greeting cards, photographs, and paper. In Concertina Collage Books, Molly Meng will teach you the tricks to assembling an extensive accordion book with a front and back cover. 

Molly is an artist, teacher, and storyteller who creates one-of-a-kind, mixed-media collage pieces from her extensive collection of estate sale finds. In this class, she’ll teach you how to: 

  • Choose an inspiring theme for your accordion book 
  • Reuse old greeting cards, artwork, and other paper 
  • Construct and collage the pages and covers 
  • Incorporate pop-ups, braided pages, and fold-outs 

Molly will help you plan and gather materials so you have everything you need for a successful assembly. She’ll also share tips and techniques for producing a polished and inspired final design. 

Learn how to convert your odds and ends into artful accordion books in Concertina Collage Books with Molly Meng

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    How to Theme A Concertina Book

  2. 02

    Materials Overview

  3. 03

    Constructing the Pages

  4. 04

    Collaging the Pages

  5. 05

    Additional Book Constructs

  6. 06

    Adding the Covers & Finishing the Book


Meet Your Expert

Molly Meng

Molly Meng, an artist, teacher, and storyteller as well as designer and owner of the greeting card business, 8mm Ideas.  ... read more

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  • Nola Passmore

    January 2019

    I really loved this course. So many creative ideas that sparked my imagination. Molly's instructions are really clear, and I loved that things didn't need to be perfect to work well. I applied what I learned immediately to make a concertina book for a friend's 50th birthday. I'll definitely be doing more of these. A great way to make gifts or use for your own memorabilia.

  • Rachel Lyons

    Rachel Lyons

    February 2017

    thank you thank you! i have sooo many greeting cards that i can't bear to throw i don't have to! great ideas and easy to follow.

  • Gretchen A. Cole

    Gretchen A. Cole

    May 2016

    I am looking for alternative creative projects to expand my creativity. Molly's class is very well done. She presents quite a few ways to enhance the collage effect of the books and goes through step by step instructing as the class moves along. I would recommend this to others interested in expanding their collage techniques.

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