The first class on Saturday morning was the Triptych Book. A beautiful three panel handmade book with four signatures. Kelly walked us through the process of collaging the covers and spines, then showed us how to create the individual signatures and sew them in using a very special design. Below is the inside of the book.
Below are the covers.
Once completed we learned different techniques for collaging and painting.
The afternoon class was the Mementos Book. This is a 9 inch by 9 inch journal with pockets on the inside. Below is my unfinished cover. Notice all of the tapes? This is just a very small sample of all of the beautiful deco tapes Kelly brought to share with the students.
Below is the inside cover, notice the pocket on the left? The right side is the first page of the signature with layered paint and stenciling.
I attended the Sunday afternoon class called Swatches. These are hand sewn journals using recycled materials and are PERFECT as a take along project. Below is the first journal (cover and some of the inside pages). These pages were created in the class using Kelly’s techniques.
I have to say that this was the best art weekend I have had in a long time. If Kelly comes to teach in your area, sign up and take her classes. She is a wonderful, patient and fun teacher! You too will become hooked on her techniques and style.
Have an artful day!