Upcycled Lunch Sack Journal
Sunday, June 6,
Noon--4:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, MD
The lowly lunch sack becomes a lovely blank journal in this popular class. Makes a wonderful travel notebook, nature journal, garden journal, art journal, or scrapbook.
Upcycled Mail Art Wallets
Sunday, June 20
During Handmade Book Club Retreat
Members of the Handmade Book Club (run by Ali Manning of Vintage Page Designs) will learn how to turn their junk mail envelopes into clever collaged wallets or pocketbooks during this weekend retreat that is free to members.
Soap Box Books
Students turn a common soap box into a small, hardcover book with a cloth-covered spine and contrast stitching. These books are not only fun to make, but easy to carry around for jotting reminders or creating small sketches
Collaged Cards in Folded Case
Students make a set of collaged playing cards as well as a book structure to house them. Book structure based on Hedi Kyle's Blizzard Book from her book "The Art of the Fold"
Cereal Box Mini Notebooks
Cereal boxes are given new life as a set of mail-themed mini notebooks. Students learn proper folding, gluing and stitching techniques, as well as how to create a button and string closure from scratch
Star Book Holiday Ornament
Old book pages become a stunning, star-shaped holiday ornament using simple but clever folding techniques and rubber stamping. Students leave with three different ornaments of different sizes.
Greeting Card Keepsake Book
Treasured cards from friends and loved ones are bound into a gorgeous book structure where they can be protected and perused in quiet moments. Students bring their own cards and leave with a beautiful bound book
Marbled Greeting Cards
Students learn an easy and fun technique for marbling paper with shaving cream and food coloring
Kraft envelopes become a hardcover organizer, perfect for organizing papers, storing a collection, or stashing maps and postcards while traveling.