Not Your Father’s Casebound Journal

October 10, 2008

On Saturday, November 1; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m; Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN. A 7 x 5 3/4 inch journal suitable for wet and dry media.


Example of the book structure we’ll make in this class.

There are still a couple openings in my next bookmaking class: Not Your Father’s Casebound Journal.
It’s on
Saturday, November 1; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m; at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN.


The class will meld traditional methods with new techniques and unusual
materials to make a rounded spine artist’s journal. The 8-signature, 7 x
5 3/4 inch journal will be made with archival art paper perfect for wet
or dry media. The techniques taught eliminate the need for sewing on a
frame so this book can be made again and again at home without special

In additional departures from tradition we will create this
rounded spine book without bookcloth. Instead students will work with
tent repair tape and “naked” boards. Students will learn techniques for
painting the boards and create a custom look for their book. Read more about this class at my website listing.

Examples of painted covers.


Cover treatments will be as individual as the student. We’ll discuss how to customize the covers and even more importantly, we’ll talk about how you customize future books to your specific needs. Come and learn to make visual journals you’ll love to work in.


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    What a nice blog- I would expect nothing less from you- I so love your work and I will stop by here lots- thanks and happy Fall- this past week it was been peak color here in Bemidji-color so beautiful you could feel it!

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