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11 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Trailer and Welcome

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Tools

    • 4. Adding Color

    • 5. Folding Your Pages

    • 6. Connecting The Pages

    • 7. Creating the Journal

    • 8. Make The Cover

    • 9. Swatching

    • 10. Using Grids

    • 11. Final Touches

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About This Class


Welcome to the class!

Handmade journals are a great way to combine written journaling with a creative practice. Creating handmade books can seem difficult, but once you start, it will be hard to stop. In this class I walk you through creating the journal, making a cover, and fill the journal with ideas and images. I share my creative method for journaling and give you a few tips and suggestions along the way. I talk about some of the basic supplies you need for your bookbinding toolkit. I also demonstrate how to:

  • Fold pages to create your journal
  • Tear pages for a deckled look
  • Score pages to get a crisp fold
  • Make a cover that can be used on a variety of journal shapes and sizes
  • Easily start your art journaling practice 
  • Make spreads for the month, week, and day
  • Setup and complete easy, fun, and visually appealing pages throughout the month

By the end of the class you will have at least one handmade art journal prepped and ready for your creative journaling. You'll understand the basics of a folded journal and have an idea of what's possible with a few minutes a day for your art journaling. I share a brief introduction to handmade journals so that anyone can take the class and leave with a successfully completed project.