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Pop-Up Fringe Journal

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IN THIS WORKSHOP...

I’ll walk you through creating your own artsy journal out of all the bits and pieces you already have lying around.

That’s right, gather your scraps of painted paper, whichever paints you have on hand, and several pieces of ribbon… you’ll be amazed at what we can create.

Whether you’re a novice book binder, or a seasoned journal-maker, this class will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions to design your own dynamic book.



Sign up for Pop-Up Fringe Journal and you’ll receive:

Access to my user-friendly classroom - compatible across all your devices

11 short, to-the-point instructional videos in HD (2 hours of lessons in total)

Access to the Pop-Up Journal Prompt Challenge videos (begins April 22 and videos are only available in the classroom)

The complete digital line of my new Urban Grunge Art Pops™ collection (retail value: $12)

Two full-color printable papers that co-ordinate with your Art Pops (retail value: $6)

A totally unique, personal-to-you art journal (retail value: priceless!)

 

Not convinced? Take a look at what some of my Pop-Up Fringe Journal graduates are saying:

"IT SPARKED LOADS OF IDEAS FOR ME TO TRY ELSEWHERE."

"I really enjoyed the Pop-Up Fringe Journal workshop! As usual, Roben-Marie gives a clear walk through, and brings you along, sharing her thought process. It is inspiring to see how it evolves as she puts everything together. It sparked loads of ideas for me to try elsewhere. The journal looks brilliant at the end and it will make a really nice gift for somebody... if I can bear to part with it!"

-Deni James
Abina Design & Print Limited

"THIS CLASS IS FULL OF TECHNIQUES AND MAKES GREAT USE OF SIMPLE SUPPLIES THAT ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE"

"Roben-Marie packs so much in this class I know for sure that I will be going back to watch the videos time and again. Not only do you get a really beautiful and unusual journal at the end, but you get a real insight into her thoughts and process as an Artist. My favorite parts were most certainly when she is talking us through her decisions and changing things up as she goes. This class is full of techniques and makes great use of simple supplies that are easily accessible!"

-Karen Gaunt

"ROBEN-MARIE NEVER DISAPPOINTS!"

"Roben-Marie always comes up with creative ideas for using supplies we already have in our stash and this one is no exception. This workshop is filled with lots of extras, including the complete digital version of her new Urban Fringe Art Pops™ Collection. The Pop-Up Journal Prompt Challenge just sweetened the pot... TEN prompts with videos makes this a workshop I will revisit over and over for inspiration."

-Susan Gallitto

"IT'S SUCH A CUTE JOURNAL"

"I think this workshop is such a great price for all inclusive printable cards, papers and stickers (wow) and the bonus of watching you work. It's such a cute journal. I loved this workshop as I do all of your workshops and the new Art Pops™ cards are stunning!"

-Diane Kirtley

ENROLL NOW!

$59

 

Bonus #1
The Complete Digital Line of My New
Urban Fringe Art Pops™ Collection!

VALUE $12

Bonus #2
Two full-color digital papers that coordinate with the new Urban Fringe Art Pops™ Collection!

VALUE $6

Bonus #3
Access to the Pop-Up Journal Prompt Challenge Videos - TEN in all!
First, you'll create the journal, and then I will give you ten ideas for filling it up and making it juicier! The challenge begins April 22!

VALUE $20

Challenge Peeks!!

I want to make a Pop-Up Fringe Journal!

TECH

•USER-FRIENDLY CLASSROOM
•SHORT, TO-THE-POINT VIDEOS
•COMPATIBILITY ACROSS ALL YOUR DEVICES.
•11 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS AND 2 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
•HD VIDEOS - I SHOOT WITH GOOD LIGHTING AND YOU CAN SEE CLEARLY WHAT I AM DOING.
•DOWNLOADS ARE ALL IN PDF FORMAT, COMPATIBLE WITH ALL SYSTEMS

 

What Can You Expect From This Class?

We’ll play with fringe, and put together unique pop-up elements to create an art journal with flair.

We’ll create fun background papers using my simple, freeing art techniques.

We’ll look at different ways to customize tags for your journal.

We’ll use up materials found in your recycling bin.

Above all, we’ll have creative fun, and finish the day with a funky, chunky handmade art journal.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish and how long do I have access to the course?
This workshop is completely self-paced - you decide when you start and when you finish. All workshop content is available to you when you register. 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.
How is the content filmed? Will I be able to "see" what you are doing?
The videos are filmed top down just like you are looking over my shoulder. I pay special attention to lighting so that you can see what I am doing clearly. I also zoom in on essential steps when possible.
Do you provide a list of the specific supplies you use?
Yes, I provide a comprehensive supplies list once you register and mention brands and colors while I am instructing so you know what I am using.
Can I share my access and can I get a refund?
Videos are not available for download. If everything is up-to-date on your IPAD and/or smart phone, there should be no problem using them.
Do I need a sewing machine or can I substitute sewing in another way?
I do sew the elements onto tabs before hand stitching everything into the cover. I do suggest the alternative of using embroidery thread, which when used with multiple strands and a running stitch looks rather nice. The other pieces I stitch could easily be done with staples, tape, etc. That said, some of the elements will look different than mine. I also show a clear pouch to hold your finished journal. I cut it down to size and sew the sides, but you could easily embellish other ways or use embroidery thread to add stitching to the sides.
What is the Pop-Up Journal Prompt Challenge?
This challenge starts April 22 and each day, for 10 days, you will have access to the prompts and videos in the classroom.

I'm Ready!

Workshop Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Roben-Marie Smith
Roben-Marie Smith

Roben-Marie provides ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. She teaches artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through her blog and her popular online workshops.

As an artist, blogger, woman of faith and the owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, her mission is to serve others and help them get the most out of their art as a hobby, or as a business. Her own desire to learn and unquenchable curiosity keeps her fingers messy and her heart happy.

Roben-Marie has been an artist for the last ten years, and is self-taught, so she believes that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. She’s taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and her work has been featured in countless books and industry magazines including: Journal It!, The Artist Unique, Creative Letting Workshop, Art Saves, Exhibition 36, Journal Revolution, A World of Artist Journal Pages, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, "Somerset Studio," "Art Journaling," "Green Craft," "Artist' Cafe," "Artful Blogging," "Legacy," "Somerset Memories," "Somerset Life," "Somerset Apprentice" and "Somerset Gallery."


 

SUPPLIES

NOTE: This is a comprehensive supply list of all items I used. Please keep in mind that you can substitute many items for what you have. Get creative and dig into your stash!

Construction Paper: 12 x 18 (a fews sheets) - I used Tru Ray (or any type of construction paper
Scissors
UHU Glue Stick
One Letter Size File Folder
Scrap papers - text, book, catalogs, magazines, envelopes, scrapbook paper, etc.
Paint Brush
Amsterdam Black Acrylic Paint
Brayer
1/4 Hole Punch
Watercolors
Assorted sizes of paint brushes
Corner Rounder
Sari Ribbon - or other type of ribbon
Clear Pockets
Brown lunch bag
Shipping Tags (manilla): about 4
Shipping Tags (black): about 3
Shipping Tags (black): 1 jumbo size
Random painted papers
Watercolor paper: I used two sheets @ 7x4 and 11x7
Heavy Paper: (I used Bristol 300 Series Paper) but you can use watercolor paper. Three strips at 2 x 8 ½ inches.
Faber Castell GRIP Pencil
Paint brushes
Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic: Carbon Black
Liquitex Professional Acrylics: Carbon Black
India Ink
Sewing Machine or Embroidery thread
Wax thread
Bookbinding Needle
Book Awl/Paper Piercer
Thin elastic - about 12 - 15 inches long: I used Elastic Hat Bands with Prongs

Optional:
Paper Cutter
Bamboo Brush
Tiny Attacher
In the Garden Tabs
Two eyelets
Bead
Eyelet Setter

Bonus Video:

Plastic String and Button Envelope