Distressed Wooden Boards





Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Materials Fee: $28.00
Length of workshop: 2 days

Date: Saturday, Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019



Workshop description:

This unique invented structure sewn over leather straps combines both the structural and the decorative using unconventional materials. Layers, color and depth play a key role in the unique painted board covers, and the sewing supports are referential to historical bindings with an artistic variation. In this two-day workshop students will explore the possibilities of combining hand-painted wooden boards, non-adhesive binding, closures and sewing supports to create one of a kind bindings of their own. The structure has many applications which can give students ideas and inspiration about how to take this book to the next level in their artist book practice.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
mechanical pencil
notebook for taking notes
X-acto or snap blade knife
bone folder
45 degree triangle – 3”-6” size
12” metal ruler

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
blow dryers and heat guns
sanding blocks
sandpaper (multi-grit kit for each student)
disposable sanding masks
piercing troughs
waxed linen thread
laminated wooden boards
several colors of milk paint
wax sealants
paper–decorative endsheet and text block paper
sewing support materials (leather, suede)
closure materials (bone, found objects and traditional closures)
adhesives and alternate adhesives
disposable bristle brushes 1” in width
cotton rags