Lately, I've been obsessed with creating art journals. I can't get enough of making books. My Friday afternoon class at Birdsong will simply just have to be about how to make a book from scratch. We will create the covers, add signatures of pages, and decorate the exterior, all using "The Good Stuff".
Pictures to come, soon.
On Saturday afternoon, I'll provide a packet of great old papers, pictures, and embellishments to start in on making some pages. You will get tips and ideas on using your hand made book, as well as "Good Stuff" to finish it with. Vintage wallpaper and millinery blooms are definitely going to be in the kit, as well as photos, pictures, old text, ribbons, lace, rhinestones, all my faves- YUM!
Along with the class at Birdsong, all guests will get my online class, "Creating an Art Journal" in case they would like some further inspiration once they get home.
Beth Leintz will chime in with some of her favorite journalling how-to's also. She will join me in tag-team teaching. You can find Beth in many issues of Sew Somerset magazines, with her stitchery, and she is every bit as handy with a glue bottle.
I'm lucky to have such talented friends willing to share their skills!
But wait, that isn't all! We also get to learn some decorative handwriting skills from Hope! These two experts are going to be part of the last class of the day, when we delve into filling up the books we made.
Hope Wallace is a self taught artist and designer living outside of Baltimore. Hope is known for mixing old elements with modern principles to create unique and whimsical designs. Her work has been featured in several national magazines, including Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion and Country Living. Hope also has a love for art journaling and enjoys sharing her pages with others to inspire them to start a journal of their own.
Lesa Dailey has joined us for the weekend to teach one of her whimsical creatures that are featured by Bethany Lowe. If you haven't met Lesa herself, I'll bet that you have met one of her delightful characters at your favorite boutique.
Here is an example of some of Lesa's expressive little cuties.
And Lori Oles will be creating layers of loveliness with a "Pocket full of Posies" wall hanging, featuring vintage lace and ephemera.
Lori's work has graced the pages of what seems like 99% of the Stampington publications for years. She was considered one of their "go to" gals for many projects.
If you are interested in joining us, Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th, at my cottage (featured last year in Where Women Create and Romantic Country magazines) in Lawrence, KS, or would like more info, please contact me at:
For more information,and pictures from past events, please scroll down.