Fabric Book Art

In this class I will be teaching a coptic binding and a loop binding technique. We will be using plaster fabric pages to make the book. I will show you mixed media painting techniques and making luscious borders for your pages.

There will be 5 painting videos, 16 videos in all.

4 1/2 hours of videos!

You will have two completed books and many cool techniques on how to fill your pages

This is an extensive supply list. Please don't feel you have to purchase all of these supplies. You really just need fabric, wood, waxed linen to make the books. You will also need either Venetian Plaster (at Home Depot) or joint compound (you can get at any hardware store). Feel free to use your mixed media supplies you have on hand. I wanted you to see all of my supplies and you can add as you go as you wish.

WOOD:

masonite 1/8" thick or plywood 1/4". I cut my wood down to  6" x 8" pieces for my book cover. You can use any type of wood. I purchased mine at Home Depot and they cut my pieces.

You can also check Michaels or any craft store. Michaels has a section called  Craft Wood Center and they have different sizes of plywood to purchase.

FABRICS:

I go to all the vintage stores and collect vintage tablecloths, linens and laces. Old clothes ready to discard can make wonderful fabrics for your books.

Silk chiffon for ruffles, plaster bandages

Jacguard Inkjet Silk (optional) for printing images through your printer

http://www.dickblick.com/products/jacquard-cotton-and-silk-inkjet-fabric-kit/

Self adhesive Lineco Hinging tape 1 1/4" (optional)

http://www.dickblick.com/products/lineco-self-adhesive-linen-hinging-tape/

 

VENETIAN PLASTER AND JOINT COMPOUND:

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/behr-premium-plus-1-gal-flat-venetian-plaster-77001.html for the Venetian Plaster at Home Depot

joint compound can be found in any hardware store.

WAXED LINEN:

http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Waxed-Linen-Yards-WHITE/dp/B00925ZZV8

I use the 3 ply. There are many sources to purchase waxed linen. Here is one on the web.

a rod (the diameter of the loops you want to make, I just used my exacto knite holder)

WIRE:

24 gauge dark annealed steel wire

SUPPLIES FOR ENCAUSTICS:

Encaustic hot pen (optional) http://www.dickblick.com/products/enkaustikos-hot-wax-pen/

wax http://www.dickblick.com/products/enkaustikos-hot-cakes-encaustic-wax-paints/

funnel pen (optional) http://www.dickblick.com/products/batik-funnel-pen/?clickTracking=true

C-6 fine point attachment for hot pen (optional)http://www.fineartstore.com/Catalog/tabid/365/CategoryID/17341/List/1/Level/a/ProductID/26184/Default.aspx?SortField=unitcost%2Cunitcost

Clover mini iron http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CEAMH4/ref=asc_df_B001CEAMH42332474?smid=A2QD42285B24Y8&tag=dealtmp758508-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B001CEAMH4

hot plate to melt wax

hake brush or encaustic brushes http://www.dickblick.com/brushshapes/hake/

oil paints

 

WATERCOLORS:

Daniel Smith watercolors: burgandy yellow ochre, rose madder geniune, sodalite

geniune, piemontite geniune, undersea green, serpetine geniune, amethyst geniune

.http://www.danielsmith.com/Item--i-G-284-600P

Schmincke Watercolors- phthalo blue http://www.dickblick.com/items/00323-5151/

ADIRONDACK INKS:(THESE INKS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED AFTER I RECORDED THIS CLASS. I have a couple of alternatives:

Pesto,caramel and tattered rose. (these inks have been discontinued sad as can be) I found some that substitute but not exactly the same colors-crushed olive, mahogany black soot  and vintage photo)

http://www.dickblick.com/products/ranger-tim-holtz-distress-ink-pads/

Walnut Inks are rich and oily and work very well:

http://www.amazon.com/Tsukineko-Walnut-Antiquing-Solution-2-Ounce/dp/B000S12ZQI

I wanted to list the actual replacement for the Adirondack reinkers and their names.:
Walnut Ink-Eucalyptus-replaces Pesto Reinker
Walnut Ink-Walnut- replaces espresso reinker
Walnut Ink-Terra cotta - replaces caramel reinker
Memento-Elderberry - replaces eggplant reinker

SOFT PASTELS:

Rembrant, bluish grey 727,8, light yellow ochre 227,8, light orange 236,9, bluish green 640,9, olive green 620,7 and gold ochre 231,7

http://www.dickblick.com/products/rembrandt-soft-pastels/

MEDIUMS AND GLUE:

ACRYLIC GROUND FOR PASTELS

http://www.dickblick.com/products/golden-pastel-ground/?clickTracking=true

MATISSE MATTE MEDIUM (OPTIONAL) http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/acrylic-paints-and-mediums/matisse-derivan-acrylics-and-mediums/matisse-acrylic-mediums.htm

any type of matte medium

any type of wood or craft glue

BRUSHES:

1/4" AND 1/8" angular brush

- watercolor brushes (round, angular, filbert)

http://www.dickblick.com/products/princeton-select-synthetic-angle-shader-series-3750as/http://www.dickblick.com/products/princeton-select-synthetic-filberts-series-3750fb/

http://www.dickblick.com/products/escoda-optimo-kolinsky-sable-watercolor-brushes/

I use the Escoda Optima Kolinsky Reservoir liner #2

http://www.dickblick.com/products/da-vinci-maestro-kolinsky-brushes/

DRAWING MATERIALS:

pencils, charcoal pencils, pigma micron black pen (005)

speedball nib with fine pointhttp://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-standard-point-dip-pen-nibs/

blending stumps

brayer

gesso 

Golden Open Titantium white acrylic paint

rubber stamps

 

If you have any questions or comments about this class, I have created a blog post for you to go. Here is a link: http://www.fracturedangelics.com/blog/fabric-book-art-online-class-gathering

 

VIDEO ONE - WELCOME AND GOING OVER SUPPLIES

 

 
VIDEO TWO- GOING OVER FABRICS
 
 
VIDEO THREE-MAKING PLASTER FABRIC FOR THE BOOK
 
 
VIDEO FOUR- BASIC COPTIC STITCH BINDING
 
 
VIDEO FIVE- LOOP BINDING WITH TAPES
 

 

VIDEO SIX-MAKING THE COVER

 
VIDEO SEVEN-MAKING THE SECOND BOOK COVER WITH ENCAUSTICS
 
 
VIDEO EIGHT-MAKING THE BACK COVER
 
 
VIDEO NINE-ATTACHING THE BOOK TO THE COVERS
 
 
VIDEO TEN- WIRE BINDING FOR THE COPTIC BOOK
 
 
VIDEO ELEVEN-CREATING A SPREAD IN YOUR BOOK
 
 
VIDEO TWELVE- PAINTNG A BIRD AND AN ANIMAL
 
 
VIDEO THIRTEEN-SHABBY CHIC FLOWER PAINTING