Friday, September 28, 2012

Book Binding Samples and Examples...

Hello Dear Blog Readers! I've got another giveaway at the end of this blog post and Monday marks the start of Blogtoberfest and my 400th blog post!! I've got a fun giveaway item in store for that post, but be sure to read on to see what's being given away for today...

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Today is the big day...

Today is the day I teach my very first workshop in book binding!

I've been prepping book binding packets and making notes for my lectures, piling my artful books together to bring along for sharing, and I've been making samples to time how long it will take to bind the two types of booklets I've planned on, as well time the art techniques we will be doing...

Collage covers in progress for samples and timing the art technique process...

I've prepped paper scraps to use for the mixed-media techniques section of the workshop...


I've timed how long it will take to work through the various mixed-media art techniques I will share... 

Collage cover booklet sample of mixed media art techniques - it will be filled with various art papers and ephemera when completed

I have timed the traditional binding portion of the workshop...

Sample of the multi-stitch binding technique - the actual kit will be made using an artful blank greeting card

I also have a slideshow presentation to share the work of some mixed-media book artists I admire, who have graciously given their permission for me to use photos of their work...I am so honored that they said yes!

I have completed samples for the girls to view before the workshop begins and I will have two more when the workshop is over since I will be demonstrating along with them...

A completed sample to show and tell!

I have made quite a few samples, actually...

This sample is a smaller size, cut before I choose to work with a slightly larger measurement

However, I can't keep every sample I make so...I will give two of them away!

Large booklet measures approximately 4" x 5 3/4", small booklet measures 3" square

Read on to learn how you can win this fun duo of hand bound booklets you can use for 'field notes', or for writing down some special dreams you have...

Rules for entering this giveaway...

The giveaway is open to all readers from near or far
You must leave a comment to enter the giveaway
Your comment will be to share a treasured dream you have*
Comments will close at 12pm Pacific Standard Time on SUNDAY September 30**
The winner will be announced on Monday October 1st

OH! And if you want a bonus surprise goodie, follow my blog and let me know you have joined the "Tribe Of Creative Kindred Spirits"! 

Thanks for stopping by and for reading my blog! Good luck to all who enter the giveaway and be sure to return on Monday October 1st to celebrate the start of Blogtoberfest 2012 and my 400th blog post!

* -  one of my dreams is finally happening: I'm finding a way to use my creativity and experience to earn a living by sharing something I love with others!

** - All giveaway winners from Monday, Wednesday AND today will be announced on Monday October 1st, 2012 - be sure to check in and see if you have won or to find out what is being given away on blog post 400!

1 comment:

Kathryn Hansen said...

Good luck Monica!! I'm sure your class with be a smashing success!!

My treasured dream is to have my own farm again, where I can have lots more animals, including horses and donkeys!!