Sunday, August 12, 2012

August's Workshop

Board Books Galore (plus one Bored Book)

Ellen Golla's impressive collection of board books! Felt like kids again.
Board books created during the workshop turned out to be much more than "child's play". Instructor Ellen Golla demonstrated that the structure is ideal for creating carved pages, providing two page layouts, or for opening flat. 
Accuracy counts. Improvised square for assembling.

Two boards at a time are glued to decorative paper.
Triming the oversized backing.
Cindy with her sister and mother joining in the fun.
Ellen demonstrating her spiffy corner punch.
Some results!


  1. I hope you all enjoyed the workshop as much as I did. Grownups need an excuse to play with board books and glue! I wish we could have gone more into content for the books, but there's only so much one can do in a couple of hours! Still, I was so pleased to see that most finished their books--evidence, I suppose, that I managed to provide more instruction than confusion. Always a plus.

  2. I had a wonderful time....for many reasons. I ended up with a book that I really like but more than that I enjoyed your instruction. Just watching the way you work, the tools you use, and the clever way you put things together was a treat in itself. Thank you so much!

    1. Aww.... I'm blushing. Thanks! I'm so glad you had a good time.