Forest Lore Book Making Course

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Two book cover techniques are detailed from start to finish, along with text block construction, unique binding methods and installing end papers. On the cover, you'll learn a painting technique to mimic sapling bark and the Shield Lichen "growing" around the edges and spreading along the edges of the frame.
Nestled amongst the leaves of the book are nature-themed raggedies. Aged textiles, scraps of torn book pages and hand-marbled paper all sewn together with leather leaves and green, leafy springs to create an instantly disheveled, yet charming spirit. 
Included is a massive printable digital kit with 20 journal page spreads, 2 eco-dyed prints, ephemera and artwork to place under the cover frames. Diagrams, templates and cut files for die cut machine users. Bonus content consisting of the templates and artwork to create the Pack Rat journal.
Even though trapped in the grip of cold weather, I dream of warmer days and walks through piney woods. My love for all things woodland inspired this course and the many facets that together create Forest Lore.

Down into the forest dipping, deep and deeper as we go,

One might fancy dryads slipping, where the white-stemmed birches grow.

 -Lucy Maud Montgomery

*The legal stuff I have to say ;) ....
*So, first off...I want you to make stuff from the skills I teach and sell that stuff, if you want to!
***But, the contents and techniques in this tutorial are the exclusive property of Nik the Booksmith©, hence students should not share, sell, re-teach or reproduce these tutorials in any form, including but not limited to: lending out or sharing downloaded files whether by emailing, downloading onto drives or media to share with someone who did not purchase the class or other digital sharing, videos, blogs, sharing logins or passwords for Teachable accounts, nor in person by holding classes or workshops whether online, in public or private gatherings. This is an online course, no physical items will be sent to you. Students will be responsible for gathering their own supplies. Sales of products resulting from any Nik the Booksmith technique should be limited to a small business scale. (i.e. less than 500 sales per year). For larger commercial rights of sale or use of techniques, please contact instructor for details.
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For the past few years, I've produced videos of my work on YouTube. You may know me from there! (channel: Nik the Booksmith)

I have always been an artist, but I really found my calling with bookmaking. After developing tried and true methods of creating uniquely styled books, I have jumped into the world of online teaching. From this platform, I can interact with hundreds of students worldwide, spreading good cheer and Booksmithing techniques! Feel free to contact me and ask questions, if you like. Also, check out my YouTube channel for a look at past and present work and also more course information videos.

- Nik