The last of the finishing touches have been added to my newest on-line class called "Pushing the Envelope".
In this class, I will teach you how to construct this unique book made from security envelopes.
This is a great recycle project, the books pages are made with security envelopes. How unique is that! Each envelope features a top loading pocket that holds additional pages that are removable. This book would make a great journal, scrapbook, memory album, travel journal or recipe book. The possibilities are endless.
Made with the simplest of supplies, you will not want to stop at making just the one book.
Class Supply List
- security envelopes (14 were used in the class example book)
- cardboard for covers
- glue (Mod Podge or White Glue)
-foam brush (for glue)
- glue stick
- twill tape or grosgrain ribbon or fabric or leather
- waxed linen thread (an alternative would be a strong heavy thread) I have a large selection of waxed linen thread in my Etsy shop
- 4 brads (plain or decorative)
- needle (large eye tapestry or upholstery needle)
- awl or Japanese screw punch
- bone folder or kitchen spoon
-X-Acto Knife or box cutter
-self healing cutting mat (or a thick stack of magazines)
- paper scraps, old book pages, ephemera, decorative paper
- photos or embellishments for journal
- ruler (for tearing paper)
- wax paper
- sewing machine
- sandpaper (just a small piece)
- decorative paper clips
- clear packing type tape
- rubber stamps and ink
- fabric scraps for embellishment
- paper punches
- staples and stapler
- double stick tape
- registration for this class is open – when payment is received, I will send an email with log in and password information. Please make sure your email is not blocked
- you can start any time you wish and will have full access to this class blog until 12/30/2012
- this blog format class contains
- 16 page pdf with detail instructions, step by step photos, tips and techniques
- 19 high quality videos
- 12 printable downloads of paper, collage sheets and photos
- question, answer and comment support
Sorry, this class is no longer available
I too would be interested to know what you mean by security envelopes - we may call them something else here in the UK. Also what size envelopes do you recommend?
Posted by: Gill | March 11, 2010 at 08:12 AM
Can you please tell me what kind of security envelopes you mean and what size? There seems to be a lot of envelopes described as security.
Looking forward to you answer and joining your class. Jane
Posted by: Jane Kimball | February 06, 2010 at 01:29 PM
Ok, I am taking this as a sign...I have gotten several cool security envelopes in the mail lately and who would throw away perfectly good art supplies? So...I'm headed over to sign up for the class. Looks awesome!
Posted by: Brooks Ann Miller | January 27, 2010 at 10:12 PM
Ohhhh this looks delish! I have been wanting to do one of your classes! This is the perfect opportunity. Can't wait.
Posted by: bkasstle | January 24, 2010 at 03:03 PM
I forgot you were going to start up another class! I haven't finished the fantasy book, yet, so it's a good thing this class will be open for a long time! Hope you be taking down the Fantasy class....I need it yet! I do like the idea of using the security envelopes. I have been saving them since you first mentioned them but I keep forgetting to open them carefully so they're all ripped.....of course I could use the box of un-used envelopes!!
Posted by: Star | January 23, 2010 at 07:01 PM
I am looking forward to this class; I need to
push some boundaries. I love your journals; so
i know there will be a lot of inspiration!
Posted by: Ellen | January 23, 2010 at 07:44 AM
This looks fun, Patty, can't wait...I do need a shove, lol!
I always love mail, now i can make better use
of it and recycle it into art!
Posted by: Ellen | January 22, 2010 at 09:19 PM