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I am nuts for Altered Books. I am mostly self taught but I have had training in basic art, interior designing, book binding and stamping. I have taught at Salado Studio and Stamp Salado in Salado, TX; and Artful Gatherings Studio and Artful Texas Retreats and the annual Altered Book Retreats in Texas. I have attended and taught at several art retreats in many states. Life has been kind to me there are several magazines and books that have published some of my efforts: RubberStamp Madness, Stamper Sampler, Altered Arts, Legacy now Somerset Memories, Somerset Studio, Somerset Studio Gallery IV, The Anthology of ATC (Artist Trading Cards), Green Craft Magazine, HandCrafted Volume 6, Destination Creativity, Stamper Sampler Catch up 2011. Other works: House of Cards an Exhibition of the Emerging Art of ATC, Breast Cancer Art Deck for Susan G. Komen Foundation, in 2008 an Altered Dress Form for a silent auction to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation. Some of the vehicles I use for my art are: Altered Books, ATC (artist trading cards) Canvas, Collage, Handmade Books, Journals, Jewelry, Mixed Media/Paper Art ... I do hope you enjoy looking at the thing I love making ... enjoy!

Friday, October 27, 2006

EXTRA things you need to supply

EXTRA things you will need to bring for your book:
These items are other than what is provided in class and will enhance the finished look of your book. You will be given a kit.

1. Your favorite ink pads. Choose dye based, hybrid, or chalk ink pads, NOT pigments. I just don't like waiting for pigments to dry I want to move on and do the next thing.
2. Ribbon, lace, fiber & tassel  (about 1yd of each or 2yds of one)
3. Alphabet stickers: such as regular peel off stickers and these can also be made from metal, cork, or cardboard. A mix of these usually works well and you need to have them spell out words.
4. Ephemera - IF YOU HAVE THINGS THAT ARE SPECIAL TO YOU ... bring: 5 or 6 pieces of ephemera no larger than 3 ½”x 5 ½” .... Examples are: images, postcards, photos, stickers, stamps, fake foreign money

Extra things to bring ONLY if you already have them:
Japanese Screw Punch or Crop-A-Dial
12" Metal ruler
decorative edge scissors
hole punch to fit your eyelets
eyelet setter for your eyelets
3 stipple brushes

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