Tuesday, August 30, 2011

September, 2011 Workshop

BITS OF THIS AND THAT
with Ilene Harris

Ilene's whimsical postcard booklets
 Ilene invites you to "Come and play!" She will present the following:
1. Easy/Peasy embellishments using mixed media, ephemera, found objects
and more. Come play with your friends at NORBAG. Open-ended projects,
ideas, supply sources, books and more…
2. We’ll be making little booklets using postcards and adding
embellishments
3. A brief introduction to Mail (correspondence) Art, including making and
embellishing envelopes
There will be no cost to this workshop.

What to bring:
• Scissors
• Glue stick
• Bone folder
• Picture postcards
• Paper for inside postcard booklet
• Ephemera *
• Buttons, charms
• Paper cutter (if you have one)
• Pencil and colored pencils
• Markers and paints
• Needle and threads
• Rubber stamps and stamp pads

What will be provided:
• A variety of tools
• Paints
• Rubber stamps and stamp pads
• Collage items including fi bers, found
objects, buttons, and more

* Ephemera: n. items designed to be
useful or important for only a short
time, especially pamphlets, notices,
tickets, etc. (Ilene suggests postage
stamps, pictures, text)

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Decorated Page at the Library Kiosk

The new display in our kiosk at the Humboldt County Library is not only a visual delight but it provides information about several ways we embellish our books using handmade papers, marbling, and paste papers. Thanks to Dolores, Karen, Ellen, Michele K. and Bonnie for making this possible. The display will be up through the middle of September.