Class Calendar

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Class: The Book as Sculpture with Anne Engelhardt and Cheryl Valadez

Anne and I are teaming up this Saturday to teach a very special collaborative class.  We have combined our knowledge and skills to create an intriguing one-of-a-kind display featuring book making materials, exquisite washi papers, delicate newsprint blossoms, clean geometric designs with pops of color, and bold Asian inspired floral images.

Anne begins her artistic paper engineering wizardry by showing you how to create the fabulous accordion book form that will act as the beautiful base to the decorative images and embellishments.  She will also teach you how to take a modest gift of nature, a simple bare branch, and transform it into an elegant flowering decorative element.  A technique that can be used again and again to adorn your favorite paper and book projects.    

In the afternoon, I will step in and teach you an embossing resist technique that showcases fabulous background imagery and provides a lovely base for our bold Asian inspired florals.  We'll also work with a number of nature oriented haiku that help to set the tone of our project.  Numerous embellishments and more lovely papers finish off our special accordion book.

Be sure to bring your class kit and stock up on adhesives (tape runner, Diamond Glaze, etc.) and also add Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Ink pads plus sponge applicators.  If there are additions to this list, specifically the accordion book side of the project, I will add those shortly, so be sure to check back later in the week.

March 5th, Saturday:  10:00am - 4:00pm (class fee is $54.00)



  1. Wow! Gorgeous project!!!

  2. I live in Prescott, Az....but so wish we could have a class like this in our neighborhood. I love the newsprint flower shapes. Beautiful book.