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June 2018 - Watercolor
This month we had some fun learning about using watercolors. Using both watercolor paper, pencils, and paints, we put together a sample page that allowed us to test out some different painting techniques. We experimented with the different effects you could achieve painting "wet on wet" and "wet on dry." We also went over some tips and tricks about how to start teaching yourself to continue using watercolor on your own! This was a really fun event and everyone came up with some really gorgeous sample pages!
This month, due to popular demand, we went back to our art journals. Art journals are generally a book kept as a visual record of one's thoughts and ideas using a wide variety of mixed mediums. We got a few new members to try their hand, and become enthusiastic about, art journaling. Everyone who attended was encouraged to choose an old book to upcycle and given all sorts of scrapbooking materials to create their own personal art. We plan on making this a semi-recurring series!
This month we tried some classic hand sewing and learned a bit about some of the tools you'll find in a sewing kit. We had a lot of fun teaching each other some of our tricks and sharing tips that we have discovered. We hope you learned some helpful skills and found a new and relaxing way to craft with needlework!
This month we took a look at art journaling, which is a book kept as a visual record of one's thoughts and ideas using a wide variety of mixed mediums. Everyone who attended was encouraged to choose an old book to upcycle and given all sorts of scrapbooking materials to create their own personal art. We hope to revisit this topic again in the future and are excited to see what inspiring journal entries you continue to create!
This month we introduced you to some easy and beautiful paper crafts and encouraged you to recycle some old books! We briefly discussed how to make decorations by folding books, refashioning book pages, and creating intricate dioramas. We also took a look at some free resources that can be found onlinet to help inspire your book folding creations, like this one.