Month: April 2019

Saturday Special – March 2019

March’s Saturday Special was an accordion style tunnel book using Alcohol Inks!

Natalie taught us different techniques to create art with Alcohol inks on Yupo and Dural-Lar. Each student got a chance to practice before creating their book. Each book was made up of 4 framed ink pieces done on Dura-Lar assembled as an accordion. The books can be enjoyed opened or closed. The entire class seemed to really enjoy creating their new books and learning the new art medium.

General Meeting – April 2019

This month’s meeting was movie night, the Guild was treated to a showing of “Gold Beaters” where we learned the process of creating gold for use in art. Our Early Bird was led by Maggie Gillikin who talked about 23 carat gold gilding and gave examples of gilding with various member’s artwork. During our Meeting, before the movie, Laura herold reported on our spring exhibit at Carver Center with reception on May 1, the deadline for getting work to Laura is April 28.

Mini Workshop – March 2019

Beth was our excellent instructor. Here, she shows one of the three ways the book can be opened and displayed. Student covered the equilateral triangle book covers with their decorative paper. We found out that 3-cornered covers are harder than 4-cornered book covers! Everyone did a great job covering their triangle books. Students had to fold a long strip of paper very carefully, for it to fit in the triangle covers. With proper folding technique, the book can be opened 3 different ways, which Beth was able to demonstrate for everyone!

Below are some pictures from the mini and some examples of the students’ work!