Rip, stitch, paint and bind your way through this workshop where we will create a beautiful bound book complete with pockets, pages, tags and embellishments. Combining a love of office supplies and art supplies, this art journal/book has twelve sections ready for monthly collections, a travel journal or organized art explorations. You will learn an easy new binding method to create a chunky 9" x 6" book ready for filling in whatever way inspires you.
As always, you can count on step-by-step video instruction as we paint, rip, stitch and glue our way through the artful project. Learn how to make your own fabric paper to use as a custom embellishment. Finally, join me for a bonus project to further expand the usefulness of this beautiful journal.
Original Release Date: February 2013
"Oh, Roben! After watching the welcome video, this is more awesome than I thought it was going to be. My mind is racing ahead at stuff I can add to it!" ~Dawn
"I'm so glad I signed up for this workshop! I loved it! Thank you for making the workshop affordable...
"This is an amazing class! You don't want to miss it!" ~Patter
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."
Sewing machine and thread in cream/white and black
Muslin - 20” x 16”
Fabric strips - about 25 strips at about 1” x 17”
Gel medium (or your adhesive of choice)
(2) 9 1/2” x 6 1/2”
(1) 9 1/2” x 1”
Fabric (coordinate with the fabric strips stitched to cover fabric)
(2) 9 1/4 ” x 6 1/4”
(1) 9 1/4” x 1”
Collage Pieces for Book Cover:
Small bits of lace, fabric sc
Found words (see download for ideas)
A few straight pins
Wax bookbinder thread
Four (4) pieces of ribbon - 24” x 1/2” each
Twine - about 1 yard
Small crochet hook - about 1/2” (optional)
Pencil or disappearing ink pen (optional)
Elastic - 1/2”
Small bits of lace
Trowel or scraper
(2) 9 1/2” x 6 1/2”
(1) 9 1/2” x 1