Using the luminous elements of beeswax, the organic shimmery properties of mica and the vintage layers of a book, a new structure is birthed in a unique personal assemblage.

Together, Patrice Baker (Guest Artist) and Supria Karmakar will be altering books with you to create a unique piece of personal art. You will build spaces in your book to fill with your treasures and trinkets. You will also use transparent mica to create a window in the front cover as well as a page within the book. You will be able to layer ephemera between the sheets of mica for a fascinating effect. Pulling the whole book together with the luscious quality of encaustic.

No experience is necessary. To save your spot in this exciting fall creative session, or for a complete brochure for more information

Dates: Saturday November 5th, Sunday November 6th and Sat. November 12th and Sunday November 13th 10-4 each day, four full days of creativity.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Another Example of what can be created at this fantastic three day art play shop in July.....

Above: "Ponder" an assemblage encaustic mixed media piece using altered book cover, text, organics bottles, ....each piece can tell a story....
Below: Front cover open...

Detail of Pat's mica inserted page in her altered book...with images between....

Mica is a natural forming mineral that has many interesting properties. It is extremely heat resistant, very shiny, transparent and translucent, can be found in a variety of luminous colours from brown to pink, and can be split into thin layers.
I have used mica extensively in making jewellery, in collage work, and to create window sandwiches in altered books. The layers are peeled apart, a 2-dimensional treasure is put between the sheets of mica, and then secured into the altered book, either in the cover or between altered pages. Drawings, words, gold leaf, skeleton leaves, the list of items that can be captured is endless. ~ by Pat Baker 

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