Bright Spots

MAKE YOUR VERY OWN JOURNAL – BRIGHT SPOTS EPISODE 4

CREATE A SPECIAL HANDMADE JOURNAL!  In this week’s episode, learn how to make a bound book with glue and paper you have at home!  Led by Artist Becky Schroeder, this project introduces basic bookmaking techniques, and we think you just might want to make more than one.  (Hint: these glue-bound books make excellent gifts!)  We hope this Bright Spot helps you a create a special book that inspires even more creativity – writing, drawing, scrapbooking, collecting…. 

Supplies:  pencil, scissors, Xacto knife (if you are comfortable using this tool), ruler (a metal edge helps), liquid glue, paintbrush, water (to wash off paintbrush), cardboard or tagboard, paper to cover the outside (perhaps wrapping paper or an old art project?), paper for the inside pages (printer paper works), binder clips, and some heavy books to keep your project flat while it dries. 

Becky “Slice” Schroeder graduated from Western Oregon University with a BFA in Illustration. Becky designs merchandise for Camp Namanu as well as freelances as an illustrator. This is Becky’s second summer at Grace Art Camp. When they aren’t at summer camp or painting, they spend their time working for Outdoor School in Vernonia, Oregon.  

We all are still sad about not being able to have Grace Art Camp this summer, so we are busy creating weekly gifts for you!  We call them “Bright Spots” – short videos led by Grace Art Camp artists to inspire fun and creativity for you and your families. Look for a new episode each Wednesday through late August. 

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To help us produce this fun, short, on-line content as a weekly gift to our families, please consider donating to the Grace Art Camp Summer 2020 Creativity Fund. Visit our Contribute page to donate to the Creativity Fund. Thank you so much!