Debby-dori Altered Book with Debby Schuh

  • EVENT DATE: 06/14/2019
  • TIME: 2:30 - 4:30
  • LOCATION: Scrap Shack
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For years I’ve wished for a journal/planner that could hold all the different notebooks and information for my daily life in one place – after searching and searching and not finding just the right thing, I decided to create my own from a vintage book. Using the binding system of the hugely popular Midori Traveler’s Notebook, I created a book that is exactly what I’ve always wanted. From there my mind started whirling with the possibilities for using this idea to make books for anything and everything! The possibilities are endless once you learn the techniques to make this book.

For this workshop, you will need to bring your own book – it can either be a book with a cover that you love or not – you can always paint and decorate over a less appealing cover. Your hardcover book will need to have a cloth spine like the books in the photo of my samples that is in fairly good condition, attached to the front and back cover – the inside pages will all be removed, so they do not need to be in good condition. For the supplies you will receive in your class kit, your book needs to be at least 5” x 8.25” (my Being a Friend book in the workshop photo is 6” x 9”) so that we can use a Moleskine large Cahier notebook in it. The binding should be at least ½” wide.
Your workshop kit will contain papers to make pages and pockets and a “dashboard” along with fun accessories and the all the supplies to bind your “Debby-dori.”
Student supply list: please bring the following items to the workshop… 12” paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, scoring tool, craft knife, liquid “tacky” style white glue, strong tape adhesive about ¼” width, Crop a Dile punch, the book you will use to make your journal - don't worry if you can't find the exact book that you want - bring any book and learn the techniques and when you find just the right thing, you will know how to make it.


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