Textured Chevron Accordion Book

Designed By: Catherine Scanlon
Skill Level (1-5): 2
Time to Complete: 1 hour (allowing for drying time)


Step 1: Apply background stencil to cover of Accordion Album and smooth to secure. The plastic applicator is also good for making sure the stencil is securely stuck to the book.

Step 2: Insert a piece of printer paper inside the front cover to keep the pages

and back of the book clean.

Step 3: Apply an even coat of Texture Cream to the cover of the book using the plastic applicator.

Step 4: GENTLY remove the stencil, being careful not to disturb the paste. Wipe stencil clean.

Step 5: Let Texture Cream dry completely.

Step 6: Use the brush applicator of the Groove Tool to Paint the mini doily with the Cardinal Red Chalk Paint.

Step 7: Paint the canvas butterfly with black Chalk Paint.

Step 8: Attach the foam tip to the Groove Tool and apply brown ink the edges of the tag.

Step 9: Use craft glue to attach the corrugated circle to the center of the doily.

Step 10: Attach the canvas butterfly to the center of the corrugated circle with 3D Dots.

Step 11: Add a button to the butterfly with hot glue or fast drying adhesive.

Step 12: Wrap the ribbon around the book and secure with hot glue, make sure the ribbon is loose enough to slide off to view the pages of the book.

Step 13: Wrap the burlap around the book several times and tie a loose knot to secure. Tie the tag to the twine.


What You Need

  • Black Accordion Album
  • Graphite Texture Cream
  • Adhesive Background Stencil
  • Black Chalk Paint
  • Cardinal Red Chalk Paint
  • Lace Collage Pack – There is Always Tag
  • Mini Doily
  • Groove Tool with foam and brush tips

Other Supplies

  • Canvas Butterfly
  • Wood Butterfly Button
  • Modeling Paste Applicator
  • Burlap Twine
  • 1 3/8” Corrugate Circle