The Urban Journal was my first on-line workshop and I have freshened it up!
"What a generous gesture and a great value! This class can take anyone from a novice to an expert when it comes to altering an old book and creating your own personalized Urban Journal. Roben-Marie's presentation style is enthusiastic, clear, detailed and creative! She offers great alternatives for supplies as well as incorporating your own art style to fit the project and make it your very own!" ~Susan Gallitto
"Your explanations on all parts of making this book have been wonderful.
Sewing in signatures is easy doing it this way with a template. I love
this remix of the Urban Journal. I can think of so many ways to use this
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."
UHU Glue Stick
Sari Ribbon or Ribbon
Scrap papers - text, book, etc.
Book Binding Needle
Wax Bookbinding Thread
Old Book Cover - size of your choice
Watercolor or Mixed Media Paper - size will be based on your book cover size (I explain this in the workshop).
Gift bag (I used one from Anthropologie).
Stabilo Marks All Pencil Black