Taking bits and pieces of something old, found or leftovers you will create a art book with a paper patchwork stitched collage cover embellished with a chunky vintage baubles and beads and free-form macramι. Inside the journal are hand painted and stained pages that flip and fold. Learn paper staining and dyeing techniques, fusion-dyed collage pieces layered with black and white images, transparencies, color prints on fabric. creative reuse of my doodles and graffiti writing.
Supply List: Favorite heavy bodied, fluid and ink acrylic colors Acrylic glazing medium 15- 2-ply white paper towels (Kirkland from Costco) 5 sheets of freezer paper 2 flat brush (hardware store brushes work great) 1 flat paint brush 2- 1 foam brushes Plastic paint scrapper Eyelet punch, setter, craft hammer & mat Eyelets water containers Brayer Golden soft gel gloss (16oz.) Gesso (I prefer Liquitex Basics) Black chisel tip sharpie Scissors Painting smock 20 - 24 gauge metal wire/craft wire various beads and baubles (look for costume jewelry at the thrift store to take apart) waxed linen jewelry needle nose pliers jewelry round nose pliers jewelry wire cutters Embellishment ideas: papers (maps, newspapers, ledger paper, music sheets) fabric, silk flowers, collage bits, beads, charms Black & white photocopies of images/writing/journal pages/line art - sharp contrast images work best. TIP: enlarge symbols, letters, words on photocopy machine Collage ephemera/paper scraps in various colors & textures
Optional sewing machine if you would like to create a journal embellished with stitching, this is required. You also have the option to glue/fuse/tape/hand sew if you dont bring a sewing machine Doodling tools-prismacolor pencils, gel pens(souflee and glaze) & markers, Favorite unmounted stamps, stencils, printing tools Craft iron