Please read my online class policies & helpful information HERE before you register. By registering you acknowledge that you have read and understand everything before you buy.
- 56 videos (videos are not available for download)
- 2 full-color PDF documents - 33 pages in total - with bookbinding instructions (available for download).
- SUPPLIES: vintage photo albums or hardcover books. Most things you will already have in your art rooms: A variety of sturdy papers for the book blocks including but not limited to watercolor paper, ledger paper, book pages, & scrapbook paper. A good bookbinding needle with a blunt tip is highly recommended, but you may use any kind of needle you've used in the past to bind books. 4-ply waxed linen thread. Your usual collage stash. Photos - if these are something your normally use in your visual journal. A small bottle of Aileen's Super Thick tacky glue.
- No cut-off date. Your access to the class blog will be unlimited for as long as you remember your log-in information. I only send it one time, just once. Think of this as a gift certificate you don't want to lose. In the unlikely event that I ever decide to take the class down, I'll give you plenty of advanced notice.
These basic tech skills will be needed to take this class
A fast computer & high-speed internet service to process & watch the videos will be vital as well as enough technical know-how to download & print the PDF documents and locate the class log-in file in your DOWNLOADS section of your computer. If you are regularly able to watch videos of up to 15 minutes in length w/o interruption you should be just fine. Do make sure though, since tuition is non-refundable once your link to the class log-in information has been sent automatically.
Video Music = "Fold" by José González
CHIMP PROOF BOOKBINDING + DEEPENING JOURNAL PRACTICE
If you are a novice or seasoned visual journal keeper I invite you to climb on board and relax into a natural rhythm of visual journaling that is uniquely your own. Your big world. Through your eyes. On your pages. Captured on paper. Through repeated dedicated practice my hope is that you will grow bolder, more confident, less critical, more enthusiastic about this rich, wise act of mess-making.
When I'm off on an adventure in my art room. I always think this is it, 'I'm in FULL TILT BOOGIE! ' Swimming in pure narcotic bliss. I wanted a name to convey that gorgeous feeling of being lost in the moment. Absorbed and transported by enthusiasm and love for the creative process. We'll be using vintage photo albums or books to make a series of unique journals.
I'll be teaching you at least 3 chimp-proof binding stitches that are surprisingly simple, and that I haven't taught before. One is a very common, classic binding. The others are more unusual and stunning (!) Neither are complicated. Both will make you feel like an Awesome Genius when finished. Naturally, I'll be veering slightly off the standard path to make your bookbinding experience as chimp-proof as possible. I do not consider myself a bookmaker by any remote stretch of the imagination. I'm just a visual journaler who likes to make sturdy containers to hold all of my deep & shallow thoughts. Period.
I'll also show you how I made this inspiration journal with a sturdy paper cover
WHEN & WHAT
The wild rumpus that is FULL TILT BOOGIE is available in its entirety from the day you register. Video instruction is split into 4 sections. Each section (originally intended to take 1 week to complete) delivers a new series of video instruction on how to construct each journal from a vintage photo album like the ones below.
But you may use any book! There will also be visual journaling videos. These are more SHOW than TELL and are not intended to be instructional per se. You'll see me doing my thing on the pages, the way I usually work.
Books of any kind or vintage ledgers make FANTASTIC journals. All but 1 of the journals I make can also be made with regular books.
If you can't find books like those you can use ANY BOOK you have on hand.
You'll also need a small bit of fabric to make strips of fabric tapes that will wrap around the spine. More fabric scraps will be needed for various other decorative purposes. I'm sure you'll find what you need in your current stash or your closet (!). A length of 1-2 inch wide velvet ribbon would be nice.
A sewing machine will NOT be required, but will come in handy. You can get by without one if you have some rudimentary talent with a needle & thread and a good bottle of Stop Fraying.
Your journal can be constructed with a mixed jumble of paper, watercolor paper, or a mixture of both. Unlike ROD, these pages will not get the sewing treatment.
HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST?
FTB will be ongoing and open indefinitely. You can revisit the videos (not available for download) as often as you like for as long as you like. (providing you don't lose your password) Start immediately or watch the videos and let your ideas simmer for as long as you want. No stress or guilt allowed. You may download & print your 2 PDF documents as often as you like.
$70 $58 till 3/31
INSTANT DOWNLOAD - NO WAITING.
Please note, the download link to obtain log-in information will expire after 3 attempts or 1 week whichever comes first. Directions for download can be found in my online class policies and helpful information page HERE.
Class log-in information is automatically sent to the email associated with your Paypal account. It is not possible to forward the information to another email since it is automatized. Once you click on the email you receive you must check your DOWNLOADS section on your computer in order to find the class log-in information.
$1000 of the proceeds from this class was donated to the AMERICAN RED CROSS:
HOW TO ACCESS THE CLASS AFTER REGISTRATION:
First, find the downloads section in your computer - I can't advise you on this as every operating system stores downloads in a different place. There you will find all the downloads for the class you are registered for. you will probably find more than 1 if your link has expired. You've downloaded them all, but just didn't know where to find them.
Locate the pdf file for the class for which you are registered. Print the pdf with the class log-in info as i don't resend should it become misplaced. Click on the class blog url in that pdf, use the passwords provided (in that same pdf) to gain access to the class blog.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR IPAD USERS: you must save the pdf with class log-in info to your ibooks app otherwise it will disappear...
Technical roadblocks are frustrating i know, but hopefully this will help you get you up and running in no time!