In this class we will create loose fabric covers for art journal’s and tablets/notebooks. This technique can be used to make gorgeous cover’s for almost anything in your life. We go through in detail, sewing the fabric, collaging the piece, drawing a face (if you choose), and stenciling and detailing our cover in glorious vintage style.
Wrapped in vintage – classroom now open!
Would you like to make unique and creative covers for your journal’s and mobile devices? In this class we will create loose fabric covers for art journal’s and tablets/notebooks. This technique can be used to make gorgeous cover’s for almost anything in your life. We go through in detail, sewing the fabric, collaging the piece, drawing a face (if you choose), and stenciling and detailing our cover in glorious vintage style.
I show you two techniques for sewing your covers, if you have a sewing machine we use it, otherwise I show a quick simple hand sewing technique. If you can sew on a button you can make a journal cover! Of course you can use any fabric items you already have, almost anything made of fabric can be transformed with this class.
The cost for this class is $38 US.
Lesson 1 we make a cover for a small journal. We create our base, collage our piece and add paint. Next we sketch a simple girls face and use water-soluble markers or pencils to colour her face. We will be working with scrapbook or vintage papers, acrylic paint, stencils, markers or coloured pencils, and graphite pencil. We will incorporate a quote or some simple words to to convey a message from our girl
In this lesson we use a different technique for our journal and leave our edges frayed and loose. We hand sew this journal cover. We use the same foundation and collage techniques. I provide two papers in the classroom which feature sketches of girls faces that you can use on your piece if you choose – you do not need to be able to draw faces to take this class. Again we stencil, spray and drip paint on our piece to create a gorgeous vintage style.
Our third lesson is focused on creating a cover for either your tablet, kindle or notebook/laptop. We use beautiful old vintage papers and ephemera to collage our cover, we add old flowers and sheet music to create that timeless vintage style. I will provide collage papers and links in the classroom to help you with your vintage paper collection.
Who is this class for?
This is a beginners to intermediate class incorporating basic mixed media techniques. If you choose you can sketch a girl on your piece or use the collage sheets provided. This is a work at your own pace class. You will gain access to several hours of video in which I walk you through various mixed media and collage techniques.
This class includes a step by step pdf document of the process we follow.
This is an open ended workshop with no expiration date. Plus all the videos are downloadable and yours to keep!
You will have access to the private FACEBOOK GROUP with others that are also taking my classes, to share your work and get feedback.
Toni’s style is fun and innovative and she shares her process in great detail.
She is also very helpful with advice and comments. I loved Toni’s class and
can’t wait for the next one !! – Mo M.
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What supplies will I need for the class?
Please use what you already have in your collection.
The items below are what I have used in this class.
- Art journal to cover (use any size or type you have)
- Plain unbleached Calico fabric (about 1 metre/yard)
(called Muslin in the USA)
- Sewing Machine with cream thread
(you do not need to have a machine as I do one project with
hand sewing demonstration which requires needle and cotton)
- If hand sewing heat fusible hemming tape is useful to
secure the fabric pieces together
- Sewing pins, scissors, iron
- White Gesso (we use a lot so get an inexpensive pot!)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium (or clear gesso)
- Modelling Paste
- Vintage papers or scrapbook papers (thinner (copy) paper is best, not thick card stock)
- Assorted acrylic or craft paints
- Glazing medium or gloss varnish/medium (for glazing, optional)
(this is not essential, use something similar you already have)
- An old credit card for gesso’ing and collaging
- Paint brush for gesso’ing
- Graphite pencils 2b and 6b or 8b, or any you already have
- Watersoluble markers/pencils/crayons (for the girls faces)
(I use Tombow dual brush markers, but pencils or Lyra/Neocolors will work just fine)
- Stabilo All watersoluble pencil (optional)
- Stencils of your choice
- Spray cans of paint (White & Raw Umber) for stenciling
(alternatively use acrylic paint and sponge)
- Dripper bottle for watered down paint (to make paint drips)
- Rubber alphabet stamps
- Black ink pad – any kind will do
- Baking/parchment paper to cover your work table (we make a mess)
- Sealer spray satin or matte finish – for your finished artwork
- Dorlands wax (optional) or acrylic varnish (optional)
***Product brands are suggestions only, you can use what you already have.
Accessing your class
This class has immediate access. When you proceed through the checkout you will be asked to login (if you have previously purchased another class) or register (if this is your first class on this site). Following your purchase this class will appear in your My Courses page when you login under My Classroom in the website menu. You can always find your classes here https://www.toniburt.com.au/my-courses/
**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of this course, all online classes are non-refundable.
If you have any questions?
If you have any questions at all please contact me via the contact page. I will do my best to reply to your message within 24 hours. NB: I am located in Australia so there might be a little timezone difference!