Spend these three days building a tall and thick mixed media book, full of painted background pages, one or two finished encaustic coated paintings, and snippets of fabric and collage elements strewn through the many pages. You will leave with a book full of pages to fill in future weeks ahead with your own visual journaling and artwork.
Katie will demonstrate how she creates paintings on cardboard, from texturing and aging the background to techniques for painting faces and other imagary. You will get the opportunity to coat your own finished cardboard paintings with hot encaustic wax medium, creating added dimension to both your painting and your book. Learn how to carve cardboard and ways to finish raw edges, how to build a niche in your front cover that, when finished, looks like wax encaustic, but is really a faux encaustic technique using polymer medium. We will cover various ways to pattern and texture journal pages with paint, image transferring techniques, and ways to age pages so they look older. The third day we will assemble and bind our covers and pages into a book using a simple binding method.