A Virtual Workshop!


In a continuation of the upcycled book arts series, Bel Mills will show students how to turn 6 pages from an old book into 3 star-shaped, hand-stamped holiday ornaments. Best of all, these 3D decorations collapse flat for easy storage. You'll want to make extras for gifts, cards and favors!


Registration closes November 25, 2020 to allow time for students to purchase their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials list (with some substitutions of common household items and any helpful links) to purchase/gather your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.


PLEASE NOTE: All workshops will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. Class recordings will also be made available to other registrants who may want to review the session. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.

Star Book Holiday Ornaments; Dec 6; 10am-1pm

    • Date & Time: Sunday, December 6, 10am-1pm EST via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • Instructor: Bel Mills
      Bel Mills is a collage artist and book designer inspired by second-hand, vintage and commonplace paper. In her Northern Virginia studio, Scrap Paper Circus, she uses old books, magazines, maps, and office supplies—among other materials—to create one-of-a-kind journals and collaged artist books. She believes in reusing old paper not only as a method, but also as a muse. As she tells her students, second-hand paper frees an artist from worrying excessively about waste and allows her to experiment and take risks without agonizing about mistakes or about ruining precious materials. She embraces accidents and rejects persnickety bookbinding dogma except when absolutely necessary; infusing her work (and her classes) with a sense of possibility, whimsy and delight. Students discover handmade books are fun to make and a joy to use. They leave with clever, personalized journals they can fill with their own experiences, rather than precious art objects that will sit on a shelf. You can find more of Bel’s work on Facebook @scrappapercircus, Instagram @scrap_paper_circus and Etsy at ScrapPaperCircus. Her business website is still under construction and can be found at https://belwillem73.wixsite.com/scrappapercircus/
    • Materials: At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with helpful substitutions and links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:
      - 6 pages from an old book
      - 1 bone folder
      - 1 or more ink pads in red or other holiday color
      - 1 or more corner stamps
      - 1 or more small circular stamps
      - 1 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock in white or off-white
      - 18 inches of 1/4" ribbon
      - 36 inches of bakers twine or embroidery floss
      - 3 wooden beads about 1/4" diameter
      - 1 roll of double-sided tape

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