Canvas Covered Junk Journal

Making your own junk journal from scratch is fun and rewarding.  You get to customize the types of papers to fill a journal to really live in.  

In this workshop you will learn

  • which papers I choose and why
  • abstract acrylic painting and mark making on canvas
  • basic book binding
  • canvas cover construction

Supplies you will need

    • Basic Book Binding Kit (bone folder, awl, binding needle, waxed cord, paper clips)
    • Various papers (magazine pages, painted pages, collage fodder, butcher paper (brown & white) book pages, dictionary paper,  music paper, manila folders, watercolor paper)
    • Mark making tools (bubble wrap, sequin waste, cardboard, clothes pin, bamboo skewer, textured paper etc.)
    • Metal Edged Ruler
    • Gaffer's Tape or Sticky Back Canvas
    • At least one Manila Folder
    • Primed Canvas 12x18 (appx)
    • Various Acrylic Paints
    • Gesso
    • Matte Medium
    • Gamblin Cold Wax (for sealing final cover)
    • Foam Stamp making material(1 sticky back 2mm 1 thick 6mm)
    • Stencils 
    • Makeup Sponges
    • Palette Knife
    • Oil Pastels
    • Uniball Air Micro Black Pen
    • Posca Paint Markers(3)
    • Brayer (2" Soft Speedball)
    • Signo White Gel Pen
    • Stabilo Graphite Pencil
    • Chip Brush(cheap brush you don't care about)
    • Variety of paintbrushes

A complete kit or individual supplies can be picked up here.

You will need a sewing machine for this project.

Event Details

Event Date N/A
Event End Date 12-31-2099
Price $65.00
Location On Demand
Categories On Demand Instruction

Instructor Info

Andrea Chebeleu

Andrea Chebeleu is the artist and entrepreneur behind A Work of Heart Studio.  A creative innovator from a very young age, Andrea enjoys a challenge and most of all figuring out how to make art with what’s on hand.  As an art instructor, her greatest joy comes from leading students through a process that, on the surface, looks complex but is achieved in simple steps.  Andrea's students appreciate her knowledge of materials, techniques and "try it and see what happens" attitude.  Creativity comes intrying and retrying.  Andrea takes the fear of trying in her approach of "first, not only."  While it may be the first time you’ve tried this, it’s not your only time.  Students are empowered to freely approach learning with playful curioisty.