Mixed Media

Journals by Hand

Creating covers with paper cloth collage for Traveler’s Notebook style binding allows quick removal and addition of pages at any time.


Date: February 23, 2019 (one day)

Time: 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Cost: $60 (class size-min: 3 / max: 12)

Prerequisites: None, all levels welcome

Materials Fee: $10

Instructor:  Meredith Arnold and Nan Robkin


Create a refillable journal by hand in one afternoon! The Traveler’s Notebook method of binding allows for removal and addition of new pages at any time so it changes as you need it to. Filled all of the pages in one page block? No problem! Simply replace it with a new block of pages.


Explore making a durable and artfully customized book cover with paper on cloth collage. This is a fun and creative process using mixed media. Next will be to create pages that fit into your new book cover. Each student will be able to create at least 3-4 blocks of pages that fit into the cover with the option to create a laminated “dashboard” for post-it notes and a folio to hold odds and ends.


All materials will be provided in class. Students are encouraged to bring specialty papers or other things they wish to work with but this is optional.



Handout, Fabric, acrylic medium, paints, paint applicators, tissue and other papers, foils, sizing glue, elastic, bond paper, watercolor paper, use of specialty tools, rubber stamps, inks, linen threads, button




  • Apron/gloves (if they prefer to use them)
  • If you prefer to work with your own tools such as scissors, bring them.
  • Optional: specialty papers (napkins, tissue, etc.), rubber stamps (with their name on them please), or other things they wish to use. Materials fee will not be pro-rated if student brings their own papers, etc.





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