Three Session Multi-Media Journal Making Course

This course can be run on demand for art and craft groups or for a private group. Please contact me for details.

This is a really fun and creative course that takes place over three consecutive Saturday afternoons, where you will learn:

  • how to lino print on fabric
  • a fun acrylic paint technique, great for creating interesting backgrounds
  • the addictive gelli-printing technique
  • and you will put all the results of these techniques together to learn how to make two finished, hand bound journals

This course is suitable for beginners.

Here’s what you’ll be learning on the course:

Week 1: Learn how to carve out a lino print and learn how to lino print on to fabric. The fabric will be used to create the binding of the journal.
Week 2: Learn two different paper decorating techniques; a fun acrylic paint technique and the addictive gelli-printing technique. We can also use the lino cuts that we created in week 1. The decorative papers will be used to cover the journal covers.
Week 3: Learn how to bind a journal using the saddle stitching method. We’ll use the fabric and decorative papers that you’ve made in the previous two weeks to create the binding and covers of your journal. We’ll be able to make two journals using the fabric and decorative papers you have created.

This course will be a fun and creative outlet, and getting your thoughts out of your head and on to paper through journalling can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. So not only will you have a lovely new journal, but you’ll also be investing in yourself.

There will be no need to bring anything, as all tools and materials are provided. Hot drinks and light refreshments will be on hand too.

Please make sure you are available for each of the sessions before booking. If you miss a session, I’m afraid I will not be able to refund you, as materials and workshop preparation are all bought and prepared in advance ready for you attending.

Please note: my workshop has to be accessed by stairs.

Journals made by previous workshop participants