Monday, February 21, 2011

"Art and Soul Retreat" Portland Oregon, a Blog Hop

I'll be teaching at Art and Soul in Portland Oregon this Fall. The retreat is from September 28 thru October 3rd 2011. You can register here.
One of the classes I'll be teaching is "Over the Edge" where we’ll work on getting those pages to "pop" (no one likes dull flat pages) and make the edges of those pages sizzle (gilding on steroids). This class will help us break away from the traditional rectangular shaped page. We’ll explore ways of developing and making other shapes for pages giving our books more dimension and interest. The importance of the often neglected edges of pages will also be emphasized and worked with. Ingrid’s book "An Instructional Guide for Going Over the Edge" will be available for viewing many examples. It displays a plethora of possibilities using materials we all probably already have on hand.
You’ll delight in this journey into the realm of Alice that takes us through the Rabbit-Hole in tunnel book format. This sturdy book with wooden covers and boxboard pages is sure to hold up to the riggers of many adventurous journeys.
All imagery to complete the book will be provided. An on-line tutorial is available to prepare pages prior to class, so that precious class time doesn’t need to be spent on a lot of prep work.
This class will focus on SteamPunk imagery and elements that can be easily incorporated into our journals for uniquely different and often quirky results. Sometimes outright strange effects develop that we are sure to revel in. Of course we’ll include our favorite SteamPunk creature, the Octopus (just because we like them). Ingrid’s book "An Octopus’s Garden" will be available for viewing with examples of how to add a unique feel to our journals with just our regular journaling supplies, SteamPunk influenced and Octopus imagery, items we probably already have on hand and discarded box board.
Below I have included some of the other wildly talented instructors including a link to their blog or website, just click on their name. Please check them out, you will not be disappointed! Hope to see you in Portland this Fall!

8 comments:

Jane LaFazio said...

wow your books are gorgeous! looking forward to seeing them at Art & Soul in Portland.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Shame I am in the UK I would love to do your tunnel book. Fabulous creations. Tracy Evans x

ArtDivaz said...

Hi Ingrid
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Your Blog looks great!
Ty and Marcia

Karen O'Brien said...

I absolutely love the colorful and graphic look of your journals. I am looking forward to meeting you at A&S. Karen O'Brien

michelle renée bernard said...

Love, love, love everything about your work. The composition, the colors, the variety of theme, the handwriting. Thanks for sharing!

liz kettle said...

I am always inspired by your creative journals Ingrid!

nataya said...

Awsome works! Love it. Thanks for sharing:)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Hi, I hope it is ok to use your Award Free Blog Badge, as I have credited the design to you. Please let me know if you object and I will remove. Thanks.

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