reap what you sow    

ART  JOURNALING  ECOURSE

Cultivate your craft. Water it daily, pour some tender loving care into it, and watch it grow. Remember that a plant doesn’t sprout immediately. Be patient, and know that in life you will reap what you sow.

In this self-paced Art Journaling class I will introduce you to the practice of art journaling and guide you through the making and creating of handbound sketchbook.

 

 

Among lots of other inspiring things you will:

 

  • Create layered pages with paper and fabric and mixed media

  • Collage with recycled and vintage papers and ephemera

  • Use cut-out words, imagery and journaling techniques

  • Create a beautiful cover for your finished journal

  • Hide secrets and add mystery with flaps, pockets etc

  • Bind your books by learning simple bookbinding stitching

  • Add beautiful finishing touches and embellishments

  • Learn mark making, collage and embellishment techniques

  • Uncover techniques in how to use foraged and recycled materials

  • Discover how to gather inspiration and ideas for journaling prompts

 

 

What you can expect…


 

Learn how to hand make a paper journal,

learn stamping techniques,

collage and embellishment

with foraged and recycled materials.


 

During these classes I will be demonstrating simple book-binding techniques,  how to make your own stamps, printing techniques, paper crafting ideas,  how to gather inspiration and ideas for journaling prompts, and making it a part of your life.

What to do with those collected feathers,

bark, mosses, and flowers found on naure walks.

 

 

Among other things we will be:

 

Exploring painting, printmaking, markmaking, lettering, collage and mixed media.

 

And then bring it all together by

 

  • Creating layered pages with beautiful handmade papers

  • Use and honour left-over materials from packaging and household waste

  • Explore lettering with cut out words, quotes, and affirmations

  • Create beautiful covers for our handbound sketchbooks

  • Hide secrets and add mystery with flaps, pockets, etc.

  • Bind our books with simple stitching... or no stitching at all!

  • Add beautiful finishing touches and embellishments with foraged and found nature

  • Be inspired to embellish your papers with stitching, found objects, paint, and so much more

This course will enable you to gain confidence in a variety of artistic practices and be inspired to go on to create more journals for yourself and for beautiful thoughtful handmade gifts.

Early Bird Offering

£75.00

*Self-Paced Class with Lifetime Access*

Videos | Downloads | Written Content

“in order to bloom, you must first grow"

Join me and like-minded folk on a journey of exploration, learning and discovery

Class Overview

Module One – Getting Started with Art Journaling 

 

Lesson One - Setting Up Your Space & Gathering Your Materials

 

Lesson Two – Making a Journal – Basic Bookbinding

 

Lesson Three – Creating Handmade Papers

 

 

Module Two - Exploring Media 

 

Lesson Four – exploring {painting}

 

Lesson Five – exploring {printmaking}

 

Lesson Six – exploring {mark making/drawing}

 

Lesson Seven – exploring {lettering}

 

Lesson Eight – exploring {collage}

 

Lesson Nine – exploring {mixed media}

 

 

Module Three – Bringing it all together

Lesson Ten – Creating a mixed media spread

 

Lesson Eleven – Finding your style

 

Lesson Twelve – Continuing your Art Journaling Practice

 

 

 

 

 

THE CLASS INCLUDES:

  • Video tutorials from my studio 

  • Step by step instructions to make your own journals, creating unique collage papers

  • 6 Lessons exploring a variety of art mediums and techniques

  • Inspiration and tuition in creating a mixed-media spread, finding your own style, and continuing your journaling practice. 

  • Journaling prompts, creative tips & starting points to overcome the fear of the blank page, where to find inspiration for making art and journaling, and getting creative with your own beautifully imperfect handwriting!

  • PLUS PLENTY of extra resources, downloadable PDFs etc. to inspire you even more!

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