I've been meaning to try to make a flag book for ages - first I thought it was too difficult, until I read a tutorial and discovered that the making wasn't hard, it was more a matter of deciding what to put inside to make an impact. A bit like making a never ending card.
Finally I decided to bite the bullet and make a test one. I could have crafted it a little bit better but it didn't work out that bad, but definitely the image choice - a photo I took in Rio and photoshopped - lacked impact.
Since it was my brother's birthday yesterday and I sent it to him last week instead of a proper birthday card, so it wasn't totally useless.
The cover - I am happy with it; it's a family photo that my husband took.
Inside, the flag book itself:
The "spine" of the book is a concertina to which you attach paper strips; when you open the book and pull the concertina, the paper strips overlap creating a moisac-like image with repeating patterns.
If you do try to make one, choose your image carefully, mine was pretty but boring with too much white space and lacking a strong focal point.
I am definitely going to have another go, but next time, instead of a photo, I'll use random bits of paper.