If you've ever wanted a safe and secret place to capture all the beautiful ephemera and fleeting memories of your life, collage books are for you.
I can tell you exactly what we'll do in the class, i.e. I'll show you how to make your own unique books from paper, cardboard, and cloth, but collage books are so more than the sum of their parts.
The secret is in the spine. Using heavy cord over sturdy wood, the spine of these books makes them infinitely flexible. You can add sets of pages (signatures in book-making lingo), remove them, change their order, and you decide when the book is full - no more trying to smash closed a journal that is full of too much beauty to close on its own.
Starting with up cycled paper for the pages, you can give yourself room to play with collage, mixed media, journaling, sketching, and more.
Do a book swap with creative friends.
Create a journal of your projects with snippets and scraps of the actual materials you used. Write about your process and catch your creativity in action.
Create a journal for your children (or grandchildren!) of fun things you've done together.
The possibilities, like the books themselves, are limitless.
The class includes three videos showing every step of the process. From how to prepare your paper, to creating signatures from your pages in two ways, plus how to create the unique spine that lets you reorder and rearrange your book however you like. You'll also learn how to create a unique cover with beautiful endpapers for a gorgeous finish. As a bonus, you'll also see how you can transform sewing pattern scraps into journal pages.
If you're ready to turn ordinary materials into something extraordinary, please choose this class!