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Illuminated Ledger Book Monday, August 6, 6:30 PM and
Tuesday, August 7, 9:00 AM
Helen Shafer Garcia $190  
This workshop is 9 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Book-making, Collage

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What if you combined a ledger book style with Illuminated pages? How extraordinary! I always like to look for unique, uncommon combinations when I'm creating. This book will bring together text, original handwritten calligraphy ledger pages, with added color pencil organic oddities. We'll start out in the evening painting with patina paint methods to prepare our pages for the book. You'll receive a handmade illustrated hard cover to bind your book. The next day you'll learn how to illuminate and create unexpected imagery onto pages throughout the book with color pencils and gold leaf using image transfers and stamps. Don't worry about drawing abilities. Images will be available to copy and transfer. The emphasis will be on the art of blending colors, layering to create depth and saturation of colors. I’ll also teach you how to apply gold leaf, paint layers with acrylic patterns and stencil designs for a gilded aged look. Book construction will be a simple long stitch along the spine of the book.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $20.00 includes:
  • papers for book
  • 4 original antique ledger pages
  • cover image
  • gold and silver leaf papers
  • adhesive
  • Acrylics
  • sponges
  • linen threads

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • I'll bring close up images for reference, blender pens, stencils, awls, and tools to use while we work.

Student should bring:

  • Bring at least 8 or more pages from an old ledger book with handwriting on pages that you'd like to use. I will provide 4 pages each to get you started. We will cut or tear these pages to fit the size of the book.
  • Brushes: 1 inch or larger flat acrylic brush for adhesives and acrylics.
  • black F(fine) Faber-Castell pit India Ink pen
  • Apron
  • Heat gun or hairdryer
  • acrylic matte medium
  • old credit card for burnishing
  • Premier Prismacolor pencils Set of 24 or more. Include black and white (make sure you are buying premier wax based pencils, not water-soluble.) these brands are good also:
    • Caran d' Ache Luminance
    • Faber-Castell Polychromes
  • 1 bookbinding needle
  • bone folder
  • water container
  • #2b soft pencil and soft eraser

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU18, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Some workshops may require that you bring paints or supplies that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for paints or supplies for pick-up at the on-site Mixed Media store when you arrive at ARTU18, contact:

Beach Flea Market

Email your order to: beachfleamarket@sonic.net
call: 707-486-6262

Questions: henstudio@cox.net
Website: www.HelenShaferGarcia.com