Funky, Fabulous Flag and Tunnel Books – January 18, 2014
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Saturday– 10 am – 3 pm
Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft (Directions)
Instructor: Diane Maurer
Skill level: open to all skill levels
What types of book construction will display your gorgeous paste decorated or marbled paper to best advantage? Diane will lead students through two construction methods that feature collage and various forms of paper decoration:
Students will create a “Collage Canyon” tunnel book, a series of pages attached to a concertina spine that decrease in size to give a telescopic or peep hole view of the entertaining back page. They’ll learn several ways to enhance this and other fascinating tunnel book structures with paper decorating and collage techniques.
The flag book holds surprises between its covers. When the book is opened, narrow flag-like pages pop out from an accordion-folded spine. Students will explore the genre, as they learn several ways to personalize and embellish their books with collage and various forms of paper decoration.
- metal-edged ruler
- X-acto knife
- dry adhesive
- a bookbinding awl
- some landscape-colored decorative papers
- bone or teflon folder
- cutting mat
- rubber stamps to further embellish works (optional)
Materials fee: $12 payable directly to the instructor covers lots of Diane’s own paste papers for you to play with.
Diane Maurer-Mathison’s decorative papers have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world. Numerous design commissions include work for Lenox China, Harper Collins Publishers and Godiva Chocolates. She is the author of thirteen books on paper art and has demonstrated marbling and paste paper design on several television shows. In addition to writing, teaching workshops and selling marbling supplies, Diane produces collages, handbound books and wearable art for fine crafts galleries.