Friday

Nature-Bound Coptic Book

Leslie Marsh, Instructor
Saturday, February 21, 9:00a - 5:00p
& Sunday, February 22, 11-3:00p
Class Fee: $245.00, everything included

With a strong focus on nature and vintage material. Leslie Marsh combines surprising elements into one-of-a-kind books that can sit on your coffee table or hang from your neck. Over this two-day workshop, Leslie will show you how to solder and embellish covers for your own book. At the same time, you will learn how to to coax beautiful prints onto paper using leaves, heat and water. Eco-dyeing is a process she learned from Australian textile artist India Flint. While we will be dyeing paper during the workshop, Leslie will talk about how the same process can be applied to dyeing fabric. Finally, she will show participants how to bind it all together into a treasured book using Coptic binding - a technique that has been used since the second century. This approach is relatively easy to learn and allows your pages to lay flat, making it easier to fill them after you’ve bound the book. The skills (and handouts) you leave this technique-filled workshop with will arm you to make books of all sizes. 




Tools & Supplies:
scissors and a pencil,
And if you have them: bone folder, paper awl, eyelet setting tool, jewelers hammer, bench block

All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!

Tuesday

Majestic Medallions

Seth Apter, Instructor
Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: $60.00
Kit Fee: $10.00

Seth Apter is coming back in Southern California mid January and he's headed to Gilding the Lily! Come learn to create your own Majestic Medallions using bezels and pendants from Spellbinders A Gilded Life collection along with your own found and purchased objects. The addition of paper, foil, and embellishments will bring a royal flair to these pieces. Your medallions can be vintage, steampunk, victorian, colorful, blingy, or any other style you choose. We will be creating a painted base for the medallions so they can be displayed as artwork but options to use your creations as jewelry or stand-alone assemblage will also be reviewed.



Tools & Supplies:
*Acrylic paint (assorted colors, some metallic paint suggested) *Paint brushes (cheap bristle brushes work well) *Water container and paint palette *Water mister *Adhesive: bring two types of your favorite – one for adhering paper (my favorite is PVA) and one for adhering metal (my favorite non-toxic brand is Liquid Fusion and my favorite toxic brand is Loctite) * Paper: card stock, craft foil, hand painted, scrapbook sheets, etc. to cut up using provided dies *Hardware: assorted sizes/patinas, vintage and/or new. Examples include metal or rubber washers, watch parts, gears, pocket watch-cases, coins, commercial embellishments, brads, etc. Think in terms of circular-ish shapes that have a circumference of 3 inches or less. *Bling: small stones, gems, craft self-adhesive bling, etc.



All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!