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Obscure Word Journal

Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Fri May 17

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$ 185  

This workshop is based on the very popular (and my favorite format to date) File Folder Journal.
This being a very unique approach to journaling and journal making is more than just constructing a simple journal. We’ll start by making a 12’ roll of paper from a collection of unusual papers including - Braille, ledger paper, maps, old blue prints, pages from hymnals and foreign language books, much of which will be provided (feel free to bring your own to share or trade with classmates). This will all be glued and sewn together before it’s bound in a cover made from vintage stock File Folders (including metal tabs). We’ll put this all together with a simple binding method to complete this eclectic and very workable unique personal journal. This smaller “Fun Size “ version is perfect for our collection of obscure and favorite words with their meanings (print outs provided) with plenty of space for added doodling, sequins and other fun additions to complete this unique journal.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Word and definition printouts
Journal cover constructed from Vintage File Folder with metal tab
Waxed book binding linen for binding
A large assortment of papers to work with (plus bring your own preferred color palette)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Gel Uni-ball 1.0 or micron pens for doodling
Bring your chosen color palette of paper scraps, washi tapes and paint colors
Personal paper trimmer
Elmer’s glue
½” brush
12” cork backed metal ruler

Optional items - If you have or we can share -
Heat gun

Click here for a printable page

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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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