What's Offered in this class you might be asking?

There are two different approaches to the Sketchbooks

  • Instruction on making a hard cover book for you sketchbooks
  • Creating different cover designs
  • 4 downloadable PDF's
  • 29 Instructional videos to view
  • Closures and pull tabs
  • Inspirations and intuitive ideas
  • A sketchbook that becomes a piece of art in itself.

About this Class

I would like to share my online classes offer guidance with technique. To follow an instructors work mark by mark is really impossible. Though the steps on making your own hard cover sketchbook work pretty good. I would suggest you follow those, but the other Ideas I do hope you are sparked with your own ideas and add them to what is presented here. There is a lot to learn between the two different approaches. Take a look all the information provided here, even glace at the frequently asked questions to help you decide.

Gel Medium

Image Transfer will be shared in this class. Here is the image of Baba a Elder Spirit from a computer laser print.

Adding Words

Slipping in some words and adding more gesso before a rubbing of acrylics are applied.

Hard Cover

For Both books in this Class we will be creating the hard cover for the long folded sketchbook inside plus a pull tab.

Example Curriculum

  Intro to what is a Concertina and Accordion Sketchbook
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  What you will need to start creating your own Sketchbook
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  Creating the sketchbook
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  Sketching in the Concertina Book
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  Sketching and Creating in the Accordion Sketchbook
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  Final Showing
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Accordion Sketchbook

The second sketchbook will have us creating a cover with fun collage papers which is encourage to work with the colors and some of the papers inside.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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When does the course begin and end?

The course begins as soon as your transaction is complete. After you sign up you have access to all the course information and can work at your own pace.

How long do I have access to this course?

You have access to this course as long as the instructor is able to keep teaching and the school is open, unless otherwise notified on the individual courses offered. Don't let your course expire on the Shelf. Like an old can of beans in the pantry....something I do often in my house.

What level of ability is this course for?

This course is for anyone willing to learn more about design and composition. Be it for a beginner or more advance it works well for both

Videos-Do I need high speed internet for this course?

It is suggested to view videos with high-speed internet.

Is it that important to have all the supplies on the list?

Work with what you have though there are some techniques in advance courses that work best with set materials. Work with what you have around you first before going out and spend big dollars on supplies. I do prefer Golden's Gloss Medium over other brands

Is there an online community connected with this course?

Currently there is a Facebook Community. It's set up as Private community.

Lonecrow Collage Studio.

It is where everyone shares that have taken any of my classes.


What is the Refund Policy?

Once you are enrolled in the course, I am unable to offer a refund. You are able to receive the pdf's and video to watch. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions prior to signing up.

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Middle Out

White folded pages call for the first layer of collage. Working with the heat from an iron collage papers can be fused on with out wet glue.

How long will it be?

It's much better to have a longer accordion sketchbook it really give the impression of many pages. This is a wonderful opportunity explore an idea.

Embellishing the Spread

So many different layers can be added at this point. Stitching stenciling, spreading, rolling on color with a sponge and stamping.