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Concertina Sketchbook with Paste Paper Covers

Jacqueline Sullivan
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

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$ 185  

Create beautiful artworks in your handmade sketchbook using a unique, extendable surface. We’ll start our day making our own unique decorated cover papers for our book.
In the afternoon we’ll make our accordion (concertina) folded books This Concertina fold allows the sketchbook to be extended into a single sheet of paper almost 4 feet long. This flexible and extremely versatile format allows for personal modification of substrate size from using 4” x 6” individual sheets to working across multiple folds for panoramas and/or landscapes. With 11 continuous sheets (22 sides), these unique sketchbooks will be made from Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper with a cold press watercolor surface. This paper is acid free. We will make hard covers for our sketchbook using our own paste paper covers. A ribbon closure will complete our book.

Materials Fee $25paid at beginning of class includes:

2 sheets cardboard or book board 6 ¼” x 4 ¼” grain long
9” x 12” Canson Mixed Media Paper (from sketch book)
Elmer’s Papier Mache Paste
Several Colors of tube acrylics
Household sponge cut to about 1½” x 2 ½”
1 yard 3/8” gross grain ribbon

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Strathmore Watercolor 400 Series Tablet sz 6” x 18” or 3 sheets of 140 lb CP watercolor paper cut to 6” x 18” grain short.
About 4 sponge brushes 1 – 1.5” in size
Bone Folder
Metal Ruler 18”
Exacto or similar knife for cutting cover pages
Cutting mat at least 12” in one direction
 Glue stick

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