Now that our August and October events are completed, and most of our Retreat in a Box participants have received their precious cargo, we, as Retreat Workshop instructors, can finally share the projects we've kept a secret for so long!
I had the pleasure of leading two of the awesome Workshops taught at this year's Retreat. The first was held after dinner Thursday night. Thursday usually involves a long day of travel for our guests, so we like to offer a unique and interesting but yet not-too-mentally-challenging project. Our Altered Composition Notebook workshop fit the bill perfectly!
This isn't just ANY composition notebook, mind you. Ours features 5x5 graph paper inside, rather than notebook lined pages. The graph paper is perfect for jotting down crafting notes or sketching out card and page ideas. In fact, if you have that layout sketch stencil from a few years back, it is scaled appropriately to work with this notebook. Pretty cool, eh?
We added another twist to the project by creating file folder tab-style dividers to separate the notebook into different sections . . . using the Envelope Punch Board of all things! Everyone really seemed to love having yet another use for their punch boards. Oh, and the addition of a handy pen/pencil holder was pretty clever, too.
A special printed paper was designed by Jac just for this project. The classic black and white print ROCKS "as is", but can also be customized by the owner using inks, paints, sprays or other favorite art medium.
|Carolyn Rafferty's custom-colored version.|
SPECIAL INVITATION: On Saturday, November 9, we'll host a special Retreat Project Linky Party as a finale to "Retreat Week". So gather your completed Retreat projects (past or present, whether you attended Retreat or not), get 'em photographed, and prepare to share them here on the blog on Saturday for a chance at some yummy blog candy!