Greetings from Anne’s Books and Papers!

Usually I focus on book structure, but every once in a while I enjoy creating books with content.  This newest creation was designed as an exemplar to use for two classes I have coming up.  Both classes are designed to introduce youth to a variety of book arts.

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We’ll begin by introducing several surface design techniques, including marbling, bubble painting, and water color special effects.

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The class will be exposed to a variety of calligraphic hands and techniques, including the value of matching the style to the verbal content.  We’ll also cover simple pop-ups along with a variety of image transfer techniques.

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Participants will continue to build on the ideas previously mentioned with material on design, collage, use of sliders, and more. Then we’ll put the whole accordion book together.  The focus will be on illustrating pangrams – those sentences that contain all 26 letters of the alphabet.

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If this seems like fun to you, check out my list of workshops below and/or connect with me to see about designing a creative learning experience just for you and friends!


Anne Murray
Bookbinder and Papermaker

June 2018