Thursday, 14 June 2007

Altered Book Workshop




I've been so engrossed working in someone else's altered book over the past weekend, that I took no notice of the date or time.
It wasn't until I remembered on Monday night that it was my daughter's birthday on Thursday, that the penny dropped and I suddenly realized that I was teaching an Altered Book workshop this Sunday. They say we work best under pressure and that certainly proved to be the case, I've been creating, printing and collating every night this week and I'm almost finished. I like to hand out a workshop instruction manual so that students have notes to take home. I also include laser copies of my papers, clip art, old photos, fabric and my drawings.
This time I used A3 envelopes as covers. I decorated both sides then folded the envelopes in half. The manual is A4 so I attached that to the inside part of the envelope. I put the papers in plastic pockets and added them to the open end of the envelope. I decorated the flap, added eyelets, then tied them up with fancy yarns.
Now all I have to do is put all my materials together, luckily I drive a little 2 door Rav 4, so I can take the back seats out and load up.

The top photo is a new page from my journal, it's the first time I've used a face from a magazine and altered it, it looks nothing like the original, which was what I'd hoped for.

17 comments:

debra cooper said...

Looks like an exciting workshop! I just want one of the cool packets ;-)

Judy Wise said...

Ohmygoodness, those students are so lucky! What a clever idea (the envelope especially) and it all looks so pretty together. Wish I were going to be in the class. Love the rubber stamps (hand carved I think?) that you used in the girl-collage. Oh, your work is so varied and clever.

Abby Creek Art said...

I WISH I could take your class, Ro. And yeah...I want a cool packet too!
xoxo,

Love your new journal art too.

Marie C said...

Glad to hear you're working hard on that book Ro! LOL Your workshop notes sound wonderful - lucky students! Love your top piece too - very clever!

jo and jacky said...

The workshop sounds amazing Ro. Wish I could be there to do it with you!! You will have to teach at our retreat one year!
Oh, and I will put my order in for one of the kit packets too!!
Love,
Jo

Karen Cole said...

Yes.....I want one, too.

You must have had quite a great box of crayons as you were growing up to produce such beautiful color combinations.

Nicole said...

Ohhhhhhhhh fab, you have been busy and all the envlopes are quite fantastic, wish I could have one of these. ;-)

MargaretR said...

These are glorious colours. What a pity I can't come to your workshop. Also love your paintings below particularly the collage.

Elaine Kerr said...

OK, I have to re-do my workshop handout booklets now. I've just been stapling the corners but I just recently bought an Ibico punch at a garage sale so that's what I can use it for. Must bookmark this page. Thanks, Ro. : )

Marie said...

Looks great, hope the class goes well.
hugs
Marie

Sue M said...

I wa sone of the lucky class participants - and it was fantastic to use paints and collage and stamps without any boundaries except one's own creativity! I am inspired and can't wait for my next day off work. Colours are so empowering and Ro certainly imparted that to us all. The course booklet is the best I've ever received - it is a work of art in itself. Yes I am very lucky to live close enough to do this class.Thank you Ro and Hahnmade Studios for hosting it.

Ro Bruhn said...

Thanks Sue for your kind comments. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching the class, you were all such great students. Good luck with your book, I hope to catch up with you again.
Ro

belinda said...

your journal page is beautiful! and i'm sure you're a fabulous teacher, definitely well prepared with lots of creativity

Pilar said...

What a wonderful packet and book for your students. I love how you created such a special booklet for them to use and place their notes.
The colors for your girl collage are so crisp and warm. xoxoxo

Mary lin said...

Love the colors on the altered book! This definitely looks like a fun workshop. Looks like all were having a great time!

Filipa said...

Love your Queen!!

maria said...

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