Adventures in Embossing – Saturday





Instructor: Janice Fisher
Skill Level: All Levels
Materials Fee: $10.00
Length of workshop: 1 day




Workshop description:

Janice Fisher has developed a technique to create beautiful, intricate, hand embossing using simple materials and tools. She has used these techniques to produce flowers, gardens, animals, abstract images, desert landscapes and even an embossing of the first atomic bomb test. These embossing techniques will add beauty and meaning to your calligraphy and book art. You will learn how simple elements can be used to provide design accents or be combined to create landscapes and scenes. The key elements of graphic design, image selection, simplification and layering will be covered. Tools, paper selection, stencil production, design principles and perspective will be covered. Each student will leave the class with set of stencils they produced and the techniques to create beautiful hand embossing.


Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017


Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
notebook (optional for taking notes)
Canson Mi-Teintes paper: 1 sheet (white and or off white)
blank white paper to draw your patterns on, 4 to 5 pieces

X-Acto Knife #11 Classic Fine Point Blade. Make sure you have sharp blades and extra blades in case they break

embossing stylus tool(s): A wood embossing tool will be provided, but you may

want additional tools (see optional tools below).
pencils: 2 sharp #2 pencils
cutting mat
scissors: fine tip


Optional Supplies:

embossing stylus: I typically use three sizes of styluses a 1mm, 2mm and 3mm.

light box: If you have a light box please bring it, again this will be useful but not required.

power cords: If you bring a light box please bring a power cord.
bone folder: If you have one you may find it useful
glue stick: UHU-Stic
Gilbert Bond paper: 1 sheet


Materials/ Equipment to be provided by instructor:
instruction sheets
sample papers
file folders
wood dowel tool
tracing paper
wax paper
glue stick
thumb tacks
plastic bags
wood embossing tool
glue applicators
hole punches

Adventures in Embossing Materials$10.00
Location Focus on Book Arts
1928 21st Avenue
Forest Grove OR 97116