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19R164L - Illuminated Ledger Book
June 13-14, 2019
Thursday-Friday, Thur 6-9pm; Fri 9am-4pm
Helen Shafer Garcia

19R164L - Illuminated Ledger Book

19R164L - Illuminated Ledger Book19R164L - Illuminated Ledger Book

What if you combined a ledger book style with illuminated pages? How extraordinary! I always like to look for unique, uncommon combinations when I’m creating. This book will bring together text and original handwritten calligraphy ledger pages with added color pencil organic oddities. We’ll start out in the evening painting with patina paint methods to prepare our pages for the book. You’ll receive a handmade illustrated hard cover to bind your book. The next day you’ll learn how to illuminate and create unexpected imagery onto pages throughout the book with color pencils and gold leaf using image transfers and stamps.

Don’t worry about drawing abilities. Images will be available to copy and transfer. The emphasis will be on the art of blending colors, layering to create depth, and saturation of colors. I’ll also teach you how to apply gold leaf, paint layers with acrylic patterns, and stencil designs for a gilded aged look. Book construction will be a simple long stitch along the spine of the book.

Materials fee covers papers for book, four original antique ledger pages, cover image, gold and silver leaf papers, adhesive. Acrylics, sponges, linen threads. I’ll bring close-up images for reference, blender pens, stencils, awls, and tools to use while we work.

Level: Beginner and above

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Tuition $220
Materials Fee $20

Meet the Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia

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