About this Course
Although this book is designed as a “Christmas Book,” you will be able to use what you learn here to create any type of handmade journal either for a special occasion or for your own art!
In this unique class you will create a holiday keepsake to pass on to future generations. Tell your Christmas stories in this beautiful journal created from a vintage book or encyclopedia. You will learn to sketch and paint holiday figures using a combination of acrylic paint and spray inks. You will paint these figures in on pages that you have adorned with textured layers.
This enchanting journal is full of little surprises like pockets, envelopes, tags, textiles and even old book paper! There are over 50 handmade pages and you will learn the basics of bookbinding to hand-stitch them together. Finish your treasured journal with gilded edges and a decorative cover.
Preserve your holiday stories for years to come in this lovely old book, reminiscent of Christmases past!
About the instructor
Lorraine is a self-taught Mixed Media Artist residing in Central Florida. A recent empty nester, she fills her days painting, traveling and writing. She combines all three hobbies to create illustrated art journals bursting with her adventures on the road.
Lorraine, owner of Serendipity Studios, is one of the artists that make up the collaborative team of Art to the 5th™. She created the original visual planner/art journal that was the inspiration for The Documented Life Project™-- a yearly venture that encourages the concept of visual and written chronicles of your daily life.
Lorraine’s Catholic faith keeps her grounded and often inspires her art. She is a lover all things random, serendipitous and spontaneous.
Lorraine teaches art lessons on the road and through her online classroom and is currently working on her first book, to be released in 2016.
You will need:
I have included a comprehensive list of the exact supplies I used - including brands, but you can create something just as beautiful and meaningful using what you already have on hand plus a couple of extra things!
- Heat Embossing Tool - Martha Stewart Crafts
- White Gesso - Golden
- Matte Gel Medium - Liquitex
- Comfort Craft Knife - Prima
- Watercolor Paper 90 lb - Canson
- Water Mister Spray Bottle - Ranger Ink
- Craft Sheet - Ranger
- Scissors - Martha Stewart Precision Scissors
- Ruler - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
- Harlequin Stencil 6" - The Crafter's Workshop
- Circle Explosion Stencil 12" - The Crafter's Workshop
- Hole Punch 1/4" - Fiskars
- Oval Scallop Punch - Fiskars
- Dylusions Spray Ink - Cherry Pie
- Dylusions Spray Ink - Vibrant Turquoise
- Dylusions Spray Ink - London Blue
- Dylusions Spray Ink - Pure Sunshine
- Dylusions Spray Ink - Calypso Teal
- Dylusions Spray Ink - Marble Black
- Dylusions Spray Ink - Polished Jade
- Detailer Waterbrush - Tim Holtz
- Pipette - Ranger
- Paintbrush Assortment - Royal Langnickel
- Brayer 4" - Speedball
- Palette Knife Assortment
- Bamboo Sketch Pen
- Bone Folder - Martha Stewart Crafts
- Uniball Signo Black Gel Pen
- Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
- StazOn Ink Pad - Jet Black
- Stabilo Aquarellable Pencil - Black
- Regular Pencil
- Washi Tape - Assorted
- Golden Heavy Body Acrylic - Titan Buff
- Amsterdam Acrylic Paint - Burnt Umber
- Amsterdam Acrylic Paint - Bright Aqua Green
- Amsterdam Acrylic Paint - Pthalo Turquoise
- Liquitex Acrylic Paint - Napthol Crimson
- Baby Wipes
- Tiny Attacher Stapler - Tim Holtz
- Scor Double Sided Adhesive - Scor Pal
- UHU Glue Stick - Saunders
- Glossy Accents - Ranger
- Inca Gold Metallic Rub - Viva
- Awl Punch - Wooden Ball
- Bookbinder's Needles - Lineco
- Book Repair Tape - Lineco
- Waxed Linen Thread
- Old Book or Encyclopedia
- Black Cardstock
- Cream Cardstock
- Number Stamps - Cavallini
- Mirrored Stars - Tim Holtz
- Bulb-Shaped Safety Pins
- Muse Tokens - Tim Holtz
- Metal Hinge Clips
- Sizzix Tag Die
- Paper Trimmer - Westcott
- Baker's Twine - Assorted
- Linen Ribbon - Tim Holtz
- Satin Seam Binding - Red
- Gingham Wired Ribbon
- French Script Ivory Tissue Paper
- Farmhouse Christmas on Ivory Cardstock
- Santa Sampler on Kraft Cardstock
- Black & Kraft Merry Christmas Cardstock
- White & Kraft Snowflakes Cardstock
- White on Kraft Chevron Cardstock
- Little Red Pages on Kraft Cardstock
- Fr Linen Blk & Ivory Stripe - Canvas Corp
- Assorted Christmas Tags
- Deli Paper
- JOY Stamp
- Holly & Berry Stamp - Stampin' Up
- German Glass Glitter
- Black Craft Tags #8 - Ranger
- Black Craft Tags #10 - Ranger
- Waxed Paper Sandwich Bags
- White Paper Lunch Bags
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