Monday, February 22, 2010

Altered Book Nature Journal

In April and May I will be teaching a 4-part workshop on making an 'altered book nature journal' at Strawberry Plains in Holly Springs. Dates for the four classes are April 3 and 17, and May 1 and 15. Here are a few photos of a previous altered book I made.

Some of the techniques we will be learning are: making pockets and tags, windows and 'portholes,' tipping in pages and envelopes, attaching mini books to pages, weaving pages together, masking & painting, etc. We'll do a lot of painting, stamping, stenciling, and pasting.

I have a lot materials and supplies I will bring to the workshops, things like tissue papers, paints, paper punches, rubber stamps, some ephemera.

Class participants should also start gathering bits and pieces -- plain & decorative tissue papers, thin pieces of bark, such as birch, nature photographs and nature magazines, used printer paper (blank on one side). Your book should be a hard cover, and of a good quality paper. Do not choose a very old book.

To visit my Flickr Altered Book Sets click here. And here.