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Gwen Lafleur: Interactive Art Journal Workshop

In this class, we’ll spend our day creating a folio-style art journal with pockets, tags, and other interactive elements. We’ll stamp, stencil, collage, color, and play with mica sheets as we work on our covers and the inside journal spread. For the tags, we’ll add in additional collage techniques, including working with wax seals. By the end of class, you should be well on your way to a finished journal that’s full of engaging elements that you can personalize with quotes, journaling, and more.

Student Supply List: (Note that I travel heavy for classes – I will be driving to Connecticut and bringing a lot with me! There will be a lot available for use in class, but feel free to bring anything you think you may want to use.)

  • Paper towels and / or baby wipes plus an apron and gloves if you use them.
  • Scissors
  • 1-2 paint brushes (a ~1” flat brush and / or a chip brush will work great.)
  • White paint or gesso
  • 1 color of paint for the background of your cover (I recommend and will be using PaperArtsy paints and an opaque color will work best.)
  • Wet Adhesive (Tacky Glue or similar is fine)
  • Permanent ink pads, especially black and brown (I use Archival Ink)


  • A pen if you want to write or make marks in your journal
  • Stamps or stencils if you want to designs from other designers
  • Acrylic blocks for stamps
  • Stencil brushes (I like Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios)
  • Various papers and ephemera
  • Other embellishments that you may want to use (could include washi tape, rub-ons, dimensional embellishments, ribbon / trims, etc…)

Provided in class:

  •         Supplies to create the base journal, including shipping tags
  •         Glue sticks
  •         Wax stamps, wax, and tools to share
  •         My stamps from PaperArtsy and stencils from StencilGirl to share
  •         PaperArtsy Fresco acrylic paints to share
  •         POSCA paint pens
  •         Several colors of Archival Ink pads to share
  •         Washi tape
  •         Various papers and paper embellishments
  •         A selection of fabrics and fibers
  •         A variety of embellishments
  •         A few bottles of glitter glue and dimensional paint
  •         Some stamp blocks and other tools available to share

If you need anything on the list for the day of class please call us ahead of time at 860-399-4443 to reserve it.

All classes must be paid for at the time of registration.  Please note our class cancellation policy for Gwen's visit: Cancellations received before the close of business on 8/2/24 will receive a refund in the form of store credit only.  Classes are non-refundable after August 2 unless we can fill your seat from a wait list.  If we are able to fill your seat you will receive a refund in store credit only. 

Materials Included: Don't forget your required student supplies!
Instructor: Gwen Lafleur
Registration Begins Friday, 7/12 at 10am online or via phone at 860-399-4443

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

440 Boston Post Road Old Saybrook, CT 06475


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