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Spontaneous Deconstructed Journal

Jill K Berry
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 17

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$ 165  

This class is about really, really easy journaling. Single flat pages are the starting point, simple yet dynamic journaling techniques are applied, and a spontaneous, free-thinking playful approach make this journal one you will return to, over and over.

We will include text about what we are seeing and hearing, both in class and out, then add map-making, wax rubbings, painted tissue collage, pochoir, funky-doodle text and page design on the fly. We will learn about listening, seeing, and being in the moment without censorship. Spontaneity is the key; just get it down! Collect doodles and signatures, make class notes, record the weather, all on these pages. I will show you how to get the basics quick, and embellish later.

When the stack of pages is finished, we will bind them into a book and make a soft case for it. Your enchanting Artfest experience will be contained inside. This is the perfect technique for an event like this or for travels; playful, easy, and satisfying.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Supplies for making spine and case
Stamps and pads
Stencil brushes
Painted tissue for collage
Hole punches

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Micron pen, Pitt fine pen, ultra-fine Sharpie, or other fine tip black pen that is waterproof
Small container gel matte medium
Small flat brush for gel matte medium
UHU glue stick
Pitt markers or something similar. 4-6 colors of light, bright colors.
1 piece Fabriano Artistico 140# HP paper, cut into 9 equal sheets (approx. 10w x 7 1/4h) (Make sure they are trimmed to the same size)

Nice but not essential;
Souffle or other gel pens
Bone folder if you have one
Ephemera from Artfest
Set of alphabet stamps
Stamp pads
Stencil brushes

Click here for a printable page

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