Secret Keepers Bookcase Online Class

Secret Keepers Bookcase Online Class Secret Keepers Bookcase Online Class Secret Keepers Bookcase Online Class Secret Keepers Bookcase Online Class
Secret Keepers Bookcase Online Class

To make things work smoothly, please read the following: 

--Please include your FB name in the Order Comments section that you will see at the bottom of the checkout page after you purchase this class.

--Once you have paid, request an invitation to become a member of the Facebook group in which the class is held. Click here or search in FB for the group Secret Keepers Bookcase, answer the entry question, and ask to join. 

Thank you


Secret Keepers: Bookcase - a recording of an online class originally held via Facebook Live on October 18, 2022 

Both project- and technique-based, this 3-hour class has been designed to be a blend of art journaling and mixed media – with a twist. In my new Secret Keepers workshop series, we will be creating unique projects that can serve as literal and figurative places to either honor and hold our wishes, hopes, prayers, goals, dreams, and aspirations or process and/or let go of our fears, worries, losses, and stressors. 

In Bookcase - the first, stand-alone workshop of the Secret Keepers series - you will be making a closed and wrapped book structure. On the inside will be layers of paper, fabric, photographs, and ephemera – symbolically representing different chapters of your life. Within and underneath the layers, you will be journaling your story. Once complete, the structure will be tightly wrapped and closed, keeping all of your secrets safe and sealed within. 

A wide variety of creative techniques are taught within the class: art journaling, assemblage, book arts, surface design, acrylic/ink painting, fiber wrapping, and more. You will leave the class with a new project, a toolbox of techniques that can be applied to your ongoing work, and perhaps a new direction to take within your creative endeavors.


The Skinny:

  • The class takes place in a private Facebook Group that only includes paid attendees. 
  • You need to have a Facebook account to be able to participate.
  • You can go back and watch the video as often as you like.
  • Consider the group your community, where you can ask questions and post pictures of your project.
  • Attendance at the workshop costs $45USD. Payment is accepted via PayPal only. Your PayPal receipt is considered confirmation that you registered. 
  • There will be no refunds.
  • Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access a downloadable and printable PDF, which simply includes the same info that you are reading now. 
  • To watch the video, go to the group and you will see the video pinned to the top. 


Once registered, you need to request an invitation to become a member of the Facebook group in which the class is held. Search Facebook for the group Secret Keepers Bookcase, answer the question, and request to join. Or simply click here. In order for me to recognize you so that I can approve you for the group, you must include your FB name in the "Order Comments" section that you will see at the bottom of the checkout page as you continue through the registration process.

Student supply list:

-I am providing a detailed supply list so that your questions can be answered. At times, I have included the brand or type of supply I will be using but remember: anything can be substituted for anything. 

-Book covers. Pre-cut your choice of material for your covers into two 4-inch squares. You can use any sturdy material such as book board, chip board, art board, art panel, the back of a pad or journal, a book cover from a hardback book, etc. And yes, you can chose to go bigger but, if you do, you must adjust the sizes listed for the next two supplies.

-Two sheets of paper that will be worked over in class and will serve as your covers. We will work on larger sheets (think 8.5 x 11, 12 x 12, etc.) and cut them down together. You can use lightweight watercolor paper, lightly designed decorative/scrapbook paper, vintage ledger paper, or the like. You may want to have several options so that you have some choices as your book comes together within the class.  

-4 x 4 inch pre-cut “pages” for your book. Choose an assortment of decorated paper, handmade paper, gelli-printed paper, velum, vintage book pages, personal photographs, thin fabric, tissue, handmade paper, and the like. Have at least 2 dozen squares…but you can go big and add as many as you like. Remember that this is a closed structure and once complete, you will not see these “pages” again. 

-Translucent paint and/or ink in assorted colors. I will be using a combination of Golden Fluid & High Flow Acrylics and my Aladine Izink Dye Spray

-Adhesive. I will be using a glue stick but feel free to use your choice of adhesive such as glue stick, matte medium, or PVA/white glue. You will need a brush (or your fingers) if you choose a wet glue.

-Unmounted stamps. I will be using background stamps and a small alphabet set.

-Permanent inkpads in assorted colors. I will be using StazOn but Archival brand works well too.

-Spray bottle with water

-Wrapping material. Choose an assortment of thread, twine, narrow fabric strips, fine gauge wire, thin craft/ jewelry chain, and the like. You can also add beads and or other small embellishments. 

-Journaling pen(s) 

-Paper towel and baby wipes