Book Arts Club

This FREE club is for lovers’ of all things related to books.  Do you love making books, altering books or art journaling?  If so, then this is the club for you.

Book Arts meets the last Sunday afternoon of every month at 2pm.  Please check the calendar for details on each month’s meeting and what supplies to bring with you.

Next meeting: Sunday, January 28th, 2pm

See below for supplies to bring!

This is a club where everyone shares their knowledge and love of making and altering books. As such it is not a class, but a group participation. Come prepared to share what you’ve been working on, and ideas for future meetings. Even if you don’t want to make the project, feel free to come and enjoy.  Jen is kind enough to allow our club to meet at Ink Paper Rubber for free, so we bring our own supplies for any projects.

January is gonna be fun. Toni Vessels got volunteered to show us how she and her husband, Bill, made some lovely faux midori travel journals. These are smallish leather bound journals that are refillable with whatever kind of papers you want to work on. So Toni is going to do it up in style. She’s bringing the leather, stretchy cord, and leather working tools to decorate the covers with. She asked for each of you participating to bring 4 cardstock place holders the size of the signatures you’ll want. Usually travel journals are small enough to fit into a purse or tote, but some have some pretty good sized bags, so we’re recommending around 3 1/2 or 4″ x 6 or 7″, but can be smaller or larger. The size will be the folded page, so 1/2 of the full sheet. If you’re not sure, just bring some manila folders to make them out of.  Also, if you have any of the following tools, it helps speed things along if everyone doesn’t have to share just one.

Supplies for January

  • Cardstock signature place holders-4
  • Utility knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Japanese punch
  • Charms to decorate the spine of the journal if desired
  • Cutting mat
  • If you want a different leather than tan, you’ll need to bring that

We welcome visitors who want to come see what we’re doing.  This is a free club without any membership requirements.









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