Workshop | Illuminated Ledger Book with Helen Shafer Garcia

The Queen's Ink

$ 140.00 
SKU: CLS-050318

Illuminated Ledger Book with Helen Shafer Garcia
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia
Date: Sunday, May 20th 2018
Time: 10 – 5
Class fee: $140


Workshop Description: What if you combined a ledger book style with Illuminated pages? How extraordinary! I always like to look for unique, uncommon combinations when I’m creating. This book will bring together text, original handwritten calligraphy ledger pages, with added color pencil organic oddities.You’ll receive a handmade illustrated hard cover to bind your book. Illuminate and create unexpected imagery onto pages throughout the book with color pencils and gold leaf using image transfers and stamps. Don’t worry about drawing abilities. Images will be available to copy and transfer. The emphasis will be on the art of blending colors, layering to create depth and saturation of colors. I’ll also teach you how to apply gold leaf, paint layers with acrylic patterns and stencil designs for a gilded aged look. Book construction will be a simple long stitch along the spine of the book.

Included in your workshop fee is 4 original Antique Ledger pages, cover image, gold and silver leafing and leafing adhesive. Helen will also bring acrylics to share and linen threads to bind your pages, close up images for reference, blender pens, stencils, awls, and tools to use while you work.


Student Supply list:

Bring at least 8 or more pages from an old ledger book with handwriting on pages that you’d like to use. Helen will provide 4 pages each to get you started and we will have some beautiful antique pages available for purchase from the Queen’s Private Collection! You will cut or tear these pages to fit the size of the book you will create.

Brushes: 1 inch or larger flat acrylic brush for adhesives and acrylics.

black  F(fine) Faber-Castell pit India Ink pen


Heat gun or hairdryer

acrylic matt medium

bone folder, old credit card for burnishing

Premier Prismacolor pencils Set of 24 or more. Include black and white (make sure you are buying premier wax based pencils, not water-soluble.) these brands are good also: Caran d’ Ache Luminance or Faber-Castell


1 bookbinding needle ( we have some available to share)

water container #2b soft pencil and soft eraser 

Any supplies that you might need are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink

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