Learn a unique way to create special books by embellishing the covers with a variety of metallic handiwork to give a dramatic antique or in-dustrial finish. Create raised metallic patterns with cardboard cut-outs, letters, tacks, mesh, screws, small hardware items and found objects to create a layered patterned surface which is covered by a heavy duty aluminum tape. Learn how to burnish, mask, emboss, distress, outline and etch on the surface to achieve a richly textured cover.
Acrylic paints accentuate the dramatic details of the built up substrate areas. We’ll experiment! Jangling keys, jingle bells and dan-gling chains turn books into musical objects that rattle and ding. Cele-brate the industrial look. Jewelry box finds and sentimental objects can be attached to create a personal book album. We’ll explore interior page surface decorations and short haiku like sentiments that will bring personal stories to life in a unique memorable album. Faux metal techniques can also create dramatic artist journal co-vers and can invigorate other art projects.
$15 kit fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Small to medium books to alter, paints to decorate interior pages, in-dustrial strength aluminum metallic foil, mat board or cardboard sub-strate for depth, foam, a variety of textured mesh and wire. A variety of embellishments to add include paper clips, metal screws, washers, tacks, pins, keys and stencils. Faux finish supplies include acrylic paints, sponges, sandpaper, marking tools, and small metal hardware. Wire cutting tools to share and paper for interior pages included.
Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:
heavy duty scisssors, light weight paper scissors, glue stick, PVA adhesive or Elmer’s glue, glue brush, bone folder or embossing tool if you have one but not necessary. A cutting mat and craft knife. Any markers or special paints and brushes. Optional: Any cast off jewelry, flat objects, found objects, chains, jewelry parts or embellishments like trinkets, charms, and watch parts to experiment with will add a personal touch.