Beginner | 36 min
Taught by Dawn DeVries Sokol
Learn how to make two kinds of blank mixed-media journals: one from upcycled cereal boxes and a sewn spine; the other with a hard cover book, scrap papers, duct tape, and a button closure. These simple journals are easy to create and are perfect for on-the-go journaling to capture all your creative endeavors.
Learn how to:

Deconstruct cereal boxes and hardback books
Sew paper signatures using waxed linen and binder’s needle
Create a spine with duct tape
Add a simple closure
 
What you’ll get:
Easy-to-follow class teaching how to create a blank art journal
3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
Detailed supply list
Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor and artist DeVries Sokol
The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Chapters
Introduction
00:37
Materials
01:31
Make Journals
12:31
21:52
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tools & Materials:
  • Hard cover book (to deconstruct)
  • Cereal boxes (any size)
  • Paper cutter (or cutting mat with X-Acto knife and straight edge)
  • Bone folder
  • Awl
  • Binder clips
  • Duct tape
  • Artist masking tape
  • Scrap papers for interior of book
  • Scissors
  • Waxed linen thread (or use dental floss or yarn)
  • Binder’s needle
  • Large button
  • Sandpaper
Discussion
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