|Variations on a Scheme 1 ~ 19 x 12.5"|
|Variations on a Scheme 4 ~ 22.5 x 12"|
|Variations on a Scheme 2 ~ 19 x 12.5"|
|Variations on a Scheme 3 ~ 19 x 12.5"|
There is a ton of more formal bookmaking material available through books (I recommend Alisa Golden's Handmade Books) as well as online via tutorials and classes. I'm also learning a lot through NorBAG (North Redwoods Book Arts Guild) workshops from the numerous local book artists in Humboldt County.
What I especially love about Mary Ann and her classes is that she's an "anything goes" kind of gal -- my kind of artist. There are no rules in bookmaking, no exact recipes to follow, no one says a book needs to be like this or like that, bound like so, filled with specific papers, etc. Mary Ann's class gave me complete creative license to do whatever I want. If the result has pages of some sort attached or bound in some way and covered with something, then it's a book.
If you're at all intrigued, definitely take Full Tilt Boogie.
This week I started on Mary Ann's earlier class called Remains of the Day. I'm in the process of making a shabby journal of paper and fabric (I'm using Peltex inside my fabric cover instead of paper), and later will fill it with recycled paper/envelope pages, and then be using it as a visual journal. All in THIS class.
And if I haven't said enough good things about Mary Ann and her online classes yet, there's also the fact that once you take her class, you have lifetime access to the videos and PDFs. You can go back to them at any time -- they do not expire. How cool is that?!