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Art Journaling Super Nova Supply Suggestions

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Bookbinding-supply-list

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Super Nova Part 1: Make Beautiful Books-  Supply Suggestions

Part 1: Make beautiful books (Some supplies are repeated throughout the three books…you don’t need to buy them three times. I did this in case students are not making all three books.)

Book 1:
(3) PVA (glue)
(2) Book board or matte board or heavy cardboard or canvas panels (for covers)
(7) Linen book thread- I recommend the color "natural"..I only used black to photograph.
(4) Masa paper (for hand painted covers) or lightweight patterned paper for covers
(11) Bone folder
(1) Book block: I use Fabriano Cold press folded notes; build to suit- what will you be doing inside   your book?
(5) Linen Book tape or other fabric for the spine
Needle for binding
(8) Awl
Self-healing cutting mat
Ruler, pencil
Wax paper (grocery store)
(13) Knife
(12 + 9) Home made book press (see below)

Book 2:
Book board or matte board or heavy cardboard or canvas panels (for covers)
Linen Book tape or other fabric for the spine
Book block: I used regular cardstock for the pages; pages in my sample are fully collaged.
2” wide satin ribbon or 2” wide strips of fabric ironed in half
PVA or gel medium
Masa paper (for hand painted covers) or lightweight patterned paper for covers
Bone folder
Knife
Home made book press (see below)

Book 3:
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Fabric for book cover; muslin for inner cover
Decorative embellishments
Book block: build to suit; I used Fabriano Cold Press Note cards
Linen book thread
Needle for binding
Three pieces of ½ to ¾ “ ribbon to be used as tapes approximately 7” long each
Fabritac (Glue) optional, yet highly recommended
Awl
Self-healing cutting mat
Ruler, pencil
Iron

I don’t have a book press:
While the books are drying, you will need to clamp them. I use clamps sold in home improvement stores along with scrap matte board to make a press. Get a minimum of three same sized clamps; the more clamps you have, the more books you can have drying at the same time.

Supply sources in the US:

Linen Book Tape, Book board and beautiful Japanese paper:
www.paper-source.com

Fabriano Pre-cut notes sold in packages of 100 (Books for everyone!!)
Dick Blick
http://www.dickblick.com/products/fabriano-medioevalis-stationery

My favorite ribbon vendor:
http://www.bbcrafts.com

Book binding needle:
You can use needles sold at craft chain stores in the needlecrafts section: I use size DMC Size 18 (with point or without…it doesn’t matter.)

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Super Nova part 2: Art Journaling Tips and Techniques

I recommend you watch the videos and see the techniques I am featuring prior to buying supplies…. I cover a lot of ground and you will find styles that appeal more to you than others.

Anything goes when you’re art journaling, so here is a quick list of some of the supplies I used in the class pages.

(1) Acrylic Paint
I love Golden Fluid Acrylics! Colors I use a lot: Titan Buff, Titanium White, Quin. Nickel Azo Gold, Cobalt Teal, Black. You can also use the non fluid acrylics. Buy colors that you like! (I use a lot of titan buff!)
(2) Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Handy for a variety of applications and a bit hit with the Layer Lovers.. if you’re  unsure, buy the small bottle to start.
(3) A brayer
(4) Caran D’ Ache Neocolor II Crayons Black + your favorite colors. We’re using these for their water-soluble property…you can use other water-soluble products if you like…but I know you will love these crayons!
Collage Materials
Scrapbook paper, old book text, stickers
Rubber Stamps
(5) Sharpie Poster Paint Pens (I use the extra fine point in black and white)
(6) Quill Pen
(7) Higgins Black Magic Ink
A Journal: Make your own or buy a book of watercolor paper to start
(8) Gel Medium or Glue (You can use the PVA from part 1 if you need to.)
A pencil
(9) Colored Pencils, Colored Markers, Colored Pens
Photographs: Clean out your digital camera
(10) Masking Tape
Stencils
Masks
Spray Paint
(11) Ink Pads (Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
Tags
Cosmetic Wedge
Watercolor paints