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Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 18, 2023

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Beeswax Bird Journals

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

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$ 165  

It's the best of both worlds: beeswax collage and book making! We'll explore how to create a dimensional, layered & textured beeswax collage canvas cover using a variety of techniques & media. We'll build up the collage with color, ephemera & lightweight collage items using beeswax to adhere our items, create texture & seal the cover artwork. Then we'll bind our journal using watercolor paper, recycled silk sari ribbon & textured paper using an easy, new-sew technique. The pages will also be adorned with bits & bobs, fabric, trim and trim to add texture & color. The inside papers can be left blank or splashed with color, drips & a few "quick start" ideas to get our pages going!

*Kit $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes: 

Collage pack of my favorite vintage, scrapbook, patterned and textured paper, watercolor paper, tapestry needle, waxed linen thread, two 6x6" Hardbord journal covers, beeswax bar
*Shared use of materials: acrylic paint, spray ink, texture tools, stamps, stencils, collage & tissue paper, textured paper, recycled sari silk ribbon, extra beeswax,

Supplies Needed for Class:

Fabri-tac glue
Quilting iron
*Heat-resistant surface (such as a Ranger craft mat)
*Bone folder

Optional items:

You can also bring your own acrylic paint, spray inks, paint pens, stencils, stamps, etc, but I will have all of these items and more to share! You may also want to bring your own lightweight collage images, buttons, bits n bobs, fabric scraps, etc, to add to your books to make them uniquely you!

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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