The 4 classes I took were a "double double" cloth journal, Mapping Identity in the Visual Journal, One Palette, and Spirit Book. It was all about the art journal for me this year!
Double Double with Jane Eileen
This is a sewn journal with pages on both sides when you open it. I took it cuz I wanted to learn about sewing a journal and because I thought the style was quite unique. I'm not quite done with it---I wanted to add some of my own touches but haven't had the time yet.
Mapping Identity in the Visual Journal by Journal Fodder Junkies
One Palette by Pam Carriker
This was probably my favorite class! Pam is an awesome artist and teacher! We used watercolor products that I've not really experimented with before. And those I have, we found different techniques to use with them.
First we took a huge paper and folded it 4 different times to make 12 "pages". When you unfold it, you color each page (front & back) individually then as a whole. Basically you're just adding color (monochromatic) to the entire sheet. It looks strange as one piece but after you finish painting & folding it back up, you separate all the pages with a bone folder to get a book like this......
Spirit Book by Kelly Kilmer
I love taking classes from Kelly!! She comes to our LSS a couple times a year and does an entire weekend of her classes--what a treat! This class was the first time I had used a sheet of canvas to paint & use as the journal cover.
This is the inside of the book---we folded in the sides a bit & I'll sew the tops & bottoms to make little pockets. Slip in notes, zentangles, photos or whatever to use on future pages. It was so much fun added acrylic paint, stencils, detail doodling and stamps! The primed & unprimed sides of the canvas too the products so differently!!
Then we started making pages---Kelly loves using images from magazines & books combined with decorative tape, stamps, and transparencies/stickers. This is my favorite page that I made---can't wait to do something with it!!
I think I'm good on empty journals now! LOL Now if I could just get myself to write in them instead of just making the pages........