Altered Book Accordion Art Journal

with Sandee Bartsch

Thursday, December 15, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The topic of this class is art journaling. 

In order to begin the practice of visual journaling; it is a good idea to have one place to keep your entries together.  Nothing sets a tone more than making your own art journal.

Rather than learning the intricate skills of bookbinding, to create your own journal, there is a shortcut, called, the ‘altered book.’

Simply put, an altered book is a hard cover book that is altered. This means, cutting, tearing, taping and gluing an old bought hard cover book. I know it sounds sacrilegious to do all of the above mentioned to a book, I look at it as bringing new life to an old worn out book. Just think of it a way to recycle or “out with the old, in with the new!”

This is a simple journal to make, great for beginners, that generates expert results. This journal is portable, versatile and fun to make!

Supplies to bring:

The main ingredient is:
  • An old hard covered book, with signatures sewn in the book pages. Hint: Find a hardcover book that has a sewn thread through the pages. Or, look at the top of the book. If you see a visible (small) space between the spine and the book pages, this would be a good book for altering.
Other materials:
  • Seam ripper
  • Small sharp scissors
  • Small self healing mat (8 ½ x 11)
  • X-acto knife
  • Old gift card
  • Metal ruler
  • Rag or baby wipes
  • 1-inch masking tape
  • Aleene’s original tacky Glue 
Optional:
  • Washi Tape, or any other decorative tape, you may have on hand.


Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly.

    rsvp

 
 
Thursday, December 8, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

It's time to get those precious Christmas art gifts done! Bring whatever supplies you'd like for a night of painting with the guild.  Learn from what others are creating and take this evening to catch up on what's really important, the special homemade gift.

Feel free to bring a refreshment or snack.

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.