Journals for Travel or Special Occasions

Journals for Travel or Special Occasions
January 14th [Saturday] / 10:30 - 4:30
(half-hour lunchbreak--bring a brown bag lunch)
Instructor: Laura Hummel
Class fee: $75.00

Make your vacation truly memorable and fashion a creative way to share your experiences with others just days after you return. Or make a journal for a special occasion or to commemorate a special person. Make a travel journal before you even travel. Then bring it along to write, draw, paint and add paper memorabilia. Create various backgrounds using: paints , spray inks, decorative paper, tape, travel ephemera, and mementos. We will be using watercolor paper and create our own sturdy, but soft covers. You will add various folds, pockets, tip-ins and other fun ways to create visual interest and texture. Decorating the pages should be nearly finished before binding, but you will probably continue to work on it at home. This journal and a small kit of materials will work for travelers who carry-on luggage. Journals could also be used for a special occasion...birthday, anniversary, or wedding, or about a someone special to you.

Student Supply List: Bring the Basics, plus:

  • 2 sheets of 90 pound 22"x30" hot press watercolor paper
  • 4-6 sheets of scrapbook paper (try to coordinate your papers to give a feel for where you are going...blues/greens/ yellows for a cruise, beach or tour of the Adriatic or earthy tones for a trip to the west/bright colors for a fiesta or trip to India. There are also some generic travel sheets available.
  • 1/4 sheet of decorative handmade paper (the Queen has beautiful handmade papers!)
  • Background papers or scraps of any papers you may have painted or printed
  • Any paper ephemera you may have collected (pamphlets, tickets, menus, postage stamps, and of course, photos, ledger paper, rub-ons). You can look online for die cuts for the name of the country, the flag, and famous landmarks (for example: Eiffel tower or Coliseum).
  • Stickers and decorative tapes
  • Several rolls of double sided tape...try for a variety of widths (Laura likes 1/2" and 3/4" the best).
  • Glue stick
  • Brads or other embellishments from your stash
  • A few watercolors and a brush if you have them
  • sample