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P346 - Lily's Book

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Friday & Saturday - 2 Day Class

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$ 295  

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 intense class with multiple steps, techniques & supplies, a lot of love & work goes into this book, but you will leave with gorgeous art book that will be treasured for years to come.

$20 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of 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.

Supplies You Must Bring to Class:
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 lklight@copper.net.

-CANVAS  36 x 41 inches, unstretched, unprimed. (usually sold by the roll or yard) 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 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied.  www.dickblick.com
-CRAFTERS PICK, THE ULTIMATE GLUE  8 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, 
http://painting-crafts.com/americana-decor-chalky-finish-paint.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwkMWgBRCJ1L_wypbX0wkSJAC3Xio2d0fg0sbiUXjwznxIBl_CuLx39-PA_sNSY7cz5nTCjxoCEdHw_wcB

-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
-an APRON, RAGS & LOTS OF SCRAP PAPER
-SEWING SCISSORS 
-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 PLASTER  http://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. 

OPTIONAL

-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 included  in 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.
-A CRAFT HEAT GUN From a craft store, not an industrial type heat gun from a hardware store. This is optional, but very useful for this class.
-STENCILS & RUBBER STAMPS I bring plenty to share, but feel free to bring your favorites.





 

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh
Maria@collagepdx.com

http://collagepdx.blogspot.com/

 


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