Tap into your playful spirit in this workshop as we create a colorful painted, stamped and doodled fabric wristlet and matching journal. You will find yourself reaching for this step by step 16 video workshop again and again to create handmade gifts or your own mini art journals.  As a bonus, watch me use a Gelli Plate to create a quick and easy layered background for our custom fabric. Then you decide whether to use a Gelli Plate OR paint and stencils for your background. Using EITHER method we will create a layered artsy custom fabric for our handmade projects.

Original Release Date: November 2012

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  • Thanks so much Roben-Marie for this fantastic workshop! ~Claudia
  • Wow! Done! Love my first pouch and journal. ~Marilyn

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Your Instructor


Roben-Marie's mission is claiming happiness for herself and others through her rule-breaking combination of colors.

Artist, blogger, designer, instructor and owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, Roben-Marie is often either geeking out behind her Mac or painting in her Florida home studio. As a woman of faith, she believes that serving others through inspiration, encouragement and instruction is a priority. A desire to learn and an unquenchable curiosity keeps her fingers messy and her heart happy.

Roben-Marie's work can be found in industry publications, art journaling books, her shop and on her blog. 

Her unique blending of color, elements and design makes her pieces unmistakably recognizable. Her style has been translated to canvas, journals, fabric, stamps, artist papers and most notably, mail art and Art Pops™ artist cards and accessories.

With a following that regularly demands the next workshop and product line, Roben-Marie shares her joy of mixed media and inspires the artist inside every heart wondering if they have the courage to claim it.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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  • Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this project!!! ~Tammy
  • Just finished my first clutch! You are an amazing teacher. ~Karen



•Cotton Duck Canvas -  20 x 20 (Duck Cloth is a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric.)
•Bristol or other paper for book pages : 5 sheets @ 9 1/2 x 7 (this is approximate based on the size of my finished journal.)
•Zipper - approximately 13 inches
•Wax thread
•Straight pins - about 10
•Bookbinding needle
•Book awl/paper piercer
•White acrylic paint
•Sewing machine & thread

•Black acrylic paint
•Inexpensive paint brushes - just a few
•Small piece of muslin fabric (about 1/8 of a yard)
•A couple of small stipple brushes
•Stamps - a few for mark-making
•Journaling pen
•Assorted acrylic paints: cheap ones are fine
•Variety of stencils
GelliArts Gel Plate*
•Zipper foot for sewing machine*

*Used by me but optional! You do not need a GelliArts Plate to complete this workshop. 

-You will need a sewing machine.