We took inspiration from Painted Paper, Techniques & Projects for Handmade Books & Cards, Alisa Golden's rich and generous book detailing many exciting approaches to creating decorative papers along with directions for book projects that can be made from these papers.
This was a decidedly delicious session. Our theme this month was the winter moon, but many of us ended up just joyfully following the paint wherever it led.
We all used acrylic inks, and chose between Meridian Drawing paper and Yasutomo Sumi-E painting paper, the first opaque, the second transluscent.
Once the papers were painted and dried, we cut them into individual pages.
Each page was folded. The folded pages were stacked on top of each other. The fore edges of adjoining pages were glued together. More detailed instructions can be found in Alisa Golden's book in the Album Accordion Book section.