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Ruby's Book

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Thursday & Thursday Eve Feb 18

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$ 250  

In this workshop I will teach you how to create this funky, functional book with multiple size pages, pockets, folders and envelopes to store your secrets and goodies.
Learn simple bookmaking skills as well as a variety of collage and surface design techniques using gesso, ink, glaze & paint with non traditional mark making tools. 
These make excellent travel journals or special individual books to house your memories from a special event. The final book will be approximately 9” x 7”. 
I hope you can join us for a. fun creative day of art making!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

needle, thread, fibers, beads, glaze, envelopes to paint, wax paper, sandpaper, plain paper to add to your book.

Supplies Needed  to bring for 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 weeks prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

WATERCOLOR PAPER, 2 sheets, 140 pound, 22” x 30” sheet. Please bring this size & do not tear. You can fold it in half or roll it for packing purposes.

WHITE GESSO, Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied, 16 oz.
This is a very thick gesso that works well for this project. If you have another brand of gesso that is thick (the consistency of yogurt) feel free to bring it. http://www.utrechtart.com/Utrecht-Artists-Acrylic-Gesso--White--Medium-Bodied-MP9000-i1004379.utrecht

PAINT, any paint will do, I prefer chalk paint for a natural, non glossy finish. Bring at least 3 of your favorite colors.

PVA GLUE, 4 oz.


PAINT BRUSHES, several 1 inch or larger

A CRAFT HEAT GUN, usually available at Michaels

PAPER and FABRIC SCRAPS, tissue paper, eco dyed paper, handmade paper, lace, fabric or anything else that you would like to add to your pages.
A cup for water, an apron, rags or paper towels


2 or 3 bottles of your favorite earth tone colors. These inks have been discontinued by Ranger, but you might still be able to find some at your local stamp store or online. Please bring them if you have some.
Stencils & stamps, I bring plenty to share, but feel free to bring your favorites.

SARI RIBBON & WAXED LINEN, I supply this but please bring your own if you have a specific color preference.


Click here for a printable page

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