Tools to bring:
- Cutting mat
- Xacto knife
- Metal Ruler
- Bone folder
- Materials to decorate your books: rubber stamps, photos, collage, etc.
What will be supplied:
- Paper for 3 small books
When looking on the internet, YouTube shows teachers putting pieces of paper together for young students to use as notebooks. As usual, we up the ante a bit.
We will start with the simplest of the formats using text weight paper to make a glue and fastener free note book. This will demonstrate why it is called a “burrito book” and the basics of the technique. The second book will be made of card stock and can have an unlimited number of pages. It also has an interesting spine. The third book will contain two “signatures” and be a little more sophisticated in appearance.
Many of you will finish fairly early. Please bring materials to decorate your book (e.g., rubber stamps, photos, collage, colored pencils or media of your choice). The book of card stock will be high contrast with brightly colored pages. The third book will have a choice of covers with white "signatures."
We'll be meeting in our usual room on the HSU campus on Saturday, June 8. Please note that this workshop requires an RSVP so that Bobbie, our instructor, can prepare enough materials. Bobbie's contact info is in the newsletter. Please let her know as soon as possible if you plan to join us. There will be a $1.25 materials fee.
A big thank you to Vivienne B., who sent samples and instructions for the Burrito Book.