The Bookmaker Collective - Wendy Solganik- L'il Willa Journal

**This class is now over but you may still purchase the recording of the live class.

If you love the look of art journaling but don’t love the feeling of staring down at a blank page, let me show you how to never start with a blank page again! In the “Li’l Willa” workshop, we’ll be using our own home made foam stamps and a gelli plate as the jumping off point for a magnificent journal made from messy underpaper in a size that works for you. We’ll fill our journals with collage fodder, stenciling and marks of all kind, adding a focal image and even some text to complete a few pages or spreads during the workshop.

Complete kits and a la carte supplies available here

Super Deluxe Deluxe Basic  
x x x
12x18 Piece of Primed Canvas (you will need a 10x10 piece and 1-3 6x6 pieces)
x x x
(2) 6mm thick Craft Foam (no adhesive) 9x 12
x x x
(2) 2mm Thin Craft Foam (adhesive backed)  8x12
x x x
Papers for gelli printing-any or all-copy paper, old book pages, white Sulfite paper, deli paper
x x x
Collage Fodder (Both neutral-think old letters, old book pages, vintage ledger paper, handmade fodder in neutral colors and then later in the process anything goes.)
x x x
4 sheets of 18” x 24” sheets of white butcher paper, aka “underpaper.”
x x x
Willa Stencils/Masks 
x x x
Black Uni-ball Air Micro
x x x
Black Posca PC-M5 Medium Bullet Tip Black
x x x
White Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
x x x
Fude Ballpoint Pen-Extra Bold, 1.5 mm Black
x x x
Solid Paint Marker(color coordinated)
x x  
Acrylic Paint (3 colors + Black & White)
x x   Gesso
x x  
Uhu glue stick or Matte Gel Medium
x x   Brayer
x x  
Gelli plate-at least 5” by 7”
Bone folder or palette knife
x     Awl
x     Graph Paper
x     Washi tape
x     Paper clips
Bookbinding needle
x     Waxed thread
X-acto knife-optional


The following is a list of supplies that are not in any of the above kit options which you will need:

  • Protective sheet or drop cloth for your work surface
  • Pencil
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Needle and thread for cover construction
  • Thimble to protect your finger
  • Mark making tools
  • Scissors
  • Button & Elastic Cord or other creative closure material

Event Details

Event Date 4:00pm (PST) on Jun, 26th
Event End Date 3:00pm (PST) on Jun, 27th
Price $127.00
Location Online - Zoom
Categories Zoom - Live Online Class, Virtual Retreats, Visiting Instructor

Instructor Info

Wendy Solganik

Wendy Solganik, aka “Willa” on Instagram, is a life long artist and crafter, currently working in book arts, mixed media and watercolor. From production wheel pottery to scrapbooking to knitting and so many more passions, Wendy always dives deep to master a craft. After a fifteen year stint as the co-owner of Luscious Verde, a successful, Louie award-winning, custom invitation design, printing and manufacturing company, you can find Wendy at home in her studio, crafting handmade, colorful, and highly custom art journals for clients while caring for her large extended family. Her work has been featured in Uppercase Magazine. You just never know where she will wander to next!