Lily's Book, Taos NM, September 23-24, 2017
Lily's Book, Taos NM, September 23-24, 2017
Lily’s Book, Charming canvas book with pockets
In this workshop you will create this sweet sturdy book that is made entirely out of canvas & embellishments. You will learn basic bookbinding skills, and we will experiment with texture gels, gesso, plaster, molding paste & ink to create fabulous backgrounds & pages. The book starts out at approximately 5 x 7 inches, but can be much larger after we add embellishments. The canvas pages make it a hardy, durable book that can travel far & survive your most adventurous trips. We will fill it with secret compartments & pockets, perfect for your souvenirs & writing, providing a safe place to keep your writing that you may not want to share with the world. I love to show off my art journals, but I find that this sometimes prevents me from writing all that I want to say. Now you can write your heart out & still have a gorgeous art book to show to your friends! This is an fun, intense class with multiple steps, techniques & supplies A whole lot of love & work goes into this book, but you will leave with gorgeous art book that will be treasured for years to come.
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-CANVAS- 36 x 41 inches, unstretched, unprimed. (usually sold by the roll or yard) unprimed. Dick Blick http://www.dickblick.com/items/07301-1036/It doesn’t have to be expensive canvas, but the thicker, the better. IIMPORTANT- PLEASE GESSO BOTH SIDES OF THE CANVAS BEFORE COMNG TO CLASS. Gesso the canvas yourself & do not buy the primed canvas, this makes a big difference in the way the canvas reacts to the ink. You can tear the canvas in half (36 x 20 1/2) for packing purposes, but please do not tear any smaller. I purchase my canvas at my local art supply store that sells it by the yard, but you can also find it here...http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-no-12-heavy-weight-cotton-canvas-rolls/
-WHITE GESSO at least 8 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied. www.dickblick.com
*In addition to the Gesso that you used to paint your canvas
-CRAFTERS PICK, THE ULTIMATE GLUE8 oz. bottle. http://www.crafterspick.com/ This glue is best for this project, please, no substitutes.
-ACRYLIC PAINT- A few of your favorite colors. I am in love with the these chalk paints, available online or at Michaels- Americana Decor Chalky Finish,
-SEVERAL INEXPENSIVE BRUSHES TO APPLY PAINT & GLUE, small & medium size, & a PALETTE KNIFE
-A BOOKBINDERS AWL, a BONE FOLDER, a 12” METAL RULER, a PENCIL with an ERASER
-FIBER PASTE http://www.dickblick.com/items/00628-1405/
-LACE, FABRIC, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL MATERIAL THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO YOUR BOOK.
-VENETIAN PLASTERhttp://www.lowes.com/pd_214786-4-007.0214786.007_?PL=1&productId=3107117. I’ve only found this sold by the gallon, you will only need about 8 oz.
OR MOLDING PASTE http://www.dickblick.com/products/golden-molding-paste-mediums/
Please bring only one, either Venetian Plaster or molding paste, since they are very similar. The plaster is less expensive, but the initial investment is higher since it is only sold by the gallon.
-ADIRONDACK RE-INKERS DYE INK (NOT ALCOHOL INK) 2 or 3 bottles of your favorite colors. These inks have been discontinued by Ranger, but you may be able to find them online through a Google search. If you can find them, grab whatever you can, they are wonderful!
-EXTRA FIBERS & BEADS FOR THE SPINE some are includedin your class kit, but if you would like to add your own, please bring them
-WAXED LINEN THREAD I provide a neutral color in your kit, if you’d like another color, please bring it.
-ANY OTHER ACRYLIC TEXTURE GELS THAT YOU LOVE Golden makes a wide variety of texture mediums, including micaceous oxide, pumice & tar gel
-STENCILS & RUBBER STAMPS I bring plenty to share, but feel free to bring your favorites
$25 kit fee for this class includes...
Needles, waxed linen thread, fibers, cheesecloth, textured mesh, sandpaper, waxed paper, pockets, lace & ephemera, as well as use of instructors hand carved stamps, tools & other consumables.
ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS AFTER August 23, 2017 FOR ANY REASON. Please carefully read our cancellation policy below. By registering for this workshop you are agreeing to comply with our cancellation policy.
Instructors make travel plans, purchase supplies, make kits & secure a workshop space far in advance. Last minute cancellations would cause cancellation of the workshop if the minimum is not met. We understand that situations can arise, causing a change of plans. Often, last minute cancellations are are unavoidable & unplanned. We sympathize when this occurs, however it is not possible for us to favor one circumstance over another, so we must maintain a standard policy for all and with no exceptions.
Cancellations before 8/23 your money will be refunded minus a $10 fee to cover the credit card transaction. Cancellations after 8/3- NO money will be refunded. You may transfer your registration to another person, please contact me with the new name & email.
A minimum of 5 students are needed to run the workshop & we reserve the right to cancel workshops that do not meet minimum student registration. You will receive a full refund if the minimum is not met.
By registering for this workshop you are agreeing to comply with our cancellation policy.