Saturday

Handmade Paper Figure Prints



Now Available at http://intotheblystic.etsy.com

High Quaility Prints on Epson Premium Presentation Paper with archival pigmented inks guaranteed for 100 years.

The print is signed by the artist and carefully shipped to you in an archival protective clear sleeve and rigid mailer.






Monday

Horizon 103


Mixed Media
 on 14x18 stretched canvas.

Cocooning II




Mixed watermedia
on 24x24 canvas stretched over Cradled Hardboard.


"You can fly, but that cocoon has got to go"
--polish proverb--

Wednesday

Make Your Own Refillable Journal



Now available:
  How to Make your own Refillable Journal, Art Journal, Sketchbook or Book of Shadows:
PDF Tutorial for Making Refillable Journals

Tutorial for the Refillable Journal and Binding designed by Elis Cooke. 
 
This tutorial was designed for those who wish to make, decorate and personalize their own refillable journal/ sketch book or art journal.

This 56 page step-by-step instruction tutorial, complete with photos and text demonstrates my original binding technique for a refillable journal with 4 folio sections which can hold over 100 pages. The unique binding makes changing, moving and adding pages effortless. This journal is made with 2 sturdy canvas panels as the covers. It has a flexible spine of handmade book cloth so it opens flat for ease of writing or sketching. The elastic to keep it closed can also be used as a bookmark. These refillable journals make great art journals as you can easily remove your page to work on it with wet media, and then replace it once it dries.
This tutorial is clearly laid out to be suitable for beginners as well as those with craft or book art experience.

The tutorial includes:
  • Tools and Materials Master List
  • Instructions for Making Handmade Bookcloth
  • Instructions for Building the Journal
  • Instructions for Binding the Refillable Journal
  • Instructions for Adding or Changing Paper
  • Table of Measurements for Different Journal Sizes
As the tutorial was designed for those who wish to decorate and personalize their journal themselves, this edition DOES NOT INCLUDE HOW TO DECORATE a journal.




Thursday

Blossoming III

Mixed media on stretched canvas.
22x28

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin

The Blossoming group is focused on exploring the action "to blossom."