Portland OR 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - Feb 16

P359 - Illuminated Ledger Book


$ 150  

 

What if you combined a ledger book style with Illuminated pages? How extraordinary! I always like to look for unique, uncommon combinations when I’m creating. This book will bring together text, original handwritten calligraphy ledger pages, with added color pencil organic oddities. You’ll receive a handmade illustrated hard cover to bind your book. Illuminate and create unexpected imagery onto pages throughout the book with color pencils and gold leaf using image transfers and stamps. Don’t worry about drawing abilities. Images will be available to copy and transfer. The emphasis will be on the art of blending colors, layering to create depth and saturation of colors. I’ll also teach you how to apply gold leaf, paint layers with acrylic patterns and stencil designs for a gilded aged look. Book construction will be a simple long stitch along the spine of the book.

$20.00 fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
papers for book, 4 original antique ledger pages, cover image, gold and silver leaf papers, adhesive. Acrylics, sponges, linen threads
I’ll bring close up images for reference, blender pens, stencils, awls, and tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class
Bring at least 8 or more pages from an old ledger book with handwriting on pages that you’d like to use. I will provide 4 pages each to get you started. We will cut or tear these pages to fit the size of the book.
Brushes: 1 inch or larger flat acrylic brush for adhesives and acrylics.
black F(fine) Faber-Castell pit India Ink pen
Apron
Heat gun or hairdryer
acrylic matt medium
old credit card for burnishing
Premier Prismacolor pencils Set of 24 or more. Include black and white (make sure you are buying premier wax based pencils, not water-soluble.) these brands are good also: Caran d’ Ache Luminance or Faber-Castell
Polychromes
1 bookbinding needle
bone folder
water container
#2b soft pencil and soft eraser

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