Beginner | 46 min
Taught by Get Messy
In Latin, Silva Rerum means “a forest of things.” Using this idea as a starting point, we’ll create a commonplace or everyday book to collect thoughts, ideas, and ephemera from your day-to-day life. Get Messy founder Caylee will show you how to transform a vintage book into your own art journal full of papers you love. Learn Caylee’s favorite methods of layering in vintage and found items while recording your daily life. Remember to use the hashtag #creativebuggetsmessy on social media to share your work with the Get Messy and Creativebug communities.
Learn how to:
  • Deconstruct a vintage book
  • Work with stencils to add dimension
  • Create signatures
  • Bind pages into an existing hardcover book
What you'll get:
  • A thorough class on how to make a Silva Rerum art journal
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by Get Messy founder Caylee
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Vintage hardcover book
  • Awl
  • Binding thread
  • Tapestry needle
  • Ephemera
  • Cardstock pages
  • Craft knife
  • Washi tape
  • Pens – Caylee prefers Pilot G Tec and Kuretake Zig Brush Pen
  • Collage ephemera
  • Photos
  • Modeling paste
  • Stencils
  • Palette knife
  • Binder clip
  • Acrylic paint
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