Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Creating a Fun and Funky Canvas Journal Cover

The renovations continue at the Studio, and I have been missing all the art and creativity, so I decided it was time for another class even if it meant finding another venue.  Fortunately, Karen Ellis from the Art House Studio in Cambridge had the perfect location.  So, I called up my good friend Donna Funnell, a talented fibre artist and asked if she would be willing to teach a class with me.  She agreed and it's all happening this coming Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 10am to 2pm.  The cost is $40, materials included and there are still a few spots left.  I must admit, it's been so long since I blogged that I forgot to add the details here until someone reminded me.  So, here are some photos and if you'd like to join me, send me an email at sandrasopenstudio@gmail.com.  The location details are down below, or here.

Our cat Nessa watches over the materials for the Canvas Journal Class.  Some of the initial pieces made it into the final journal and some did not, either way, you'll have lots to choose from in this "all materials included" class.

   A close-up of the spine.

A close up of the back cover.
The Canvas Journal cover fits a 7x10 inch Mix Media Canson journal. 
You can also create your own signatures and use them in place of a purchased journal. 
Here I'm starting to add gesso and collage elements to the canvas cover.  The class includes a gessoed canvas cover to fit a journal approximately 7x10 inches, like the Canson Mixed Media Journal.           

I decided to add some butterflies to my cover, but you might choose a different theme.

Here's the almost finished journal cover, just waiting for some glitz and a word.