Saturday, August 5, 2017

Making a Pamphlet Journal

A photo Julie took.  I loved the sloppiness of
the approach when painting pages.
12 hours after I got home from Italy, I travelled into Manhattan to take a one-day pamphlet journal making class with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.  One thing I learned was that when I attend art classes I do so not to make a finished product, but rather to learn approximately how to do a technique in order to give a better try at home. My first attempts are often approximations.

This was true with Julie's class. I did make two pamphlet journals while there, but I felt limited by the size of the paper I brought and frankly the way jet lag worked against my best intentions. Opposite me at the workshop was a doctor who brought very large paper and I was fascinated by the idea of working large. The idea stayed with me. For the last week I have been working on large paper and it feels so freeing. Yesterday friends from my art journal meet-up came over and I bound the pages using the pamphlet journal binding technique that Julie showed us.

Here are a few pages. I am still working on the pages.  The pages were made with Golden Fluid Acrylics, gesso, Tombow markers, Stabilo pencils, and digital remix.

2-page spread 

2-page spread

2-page spread

2-page spread



2-page spread

2-page spread


2-page spread

2-page spread

Here are details from other pages in the journal.

cover


Cover


detail from 2-page spread

1 page of a 2-page spread

1 page of a 2-page spread
1 page of a 2-page spread




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