Tags, Flags, and Memories: Dimensional Handmade Books
By Dea Fischer
Format: Web Seminar Download
YOU’LL LOVE THIS WEB SEMINAR DOWNLOAD IF:
- You would like to learn how to make a memory book
- You want to learn more about flag books and what they can be used for
- You want to gather some basic skills & techniques for building handmade books
ABOUT THIS WEB SEMINAR DOWNLOAD:
The flag or tag book is a visually complex style of book with ‘flags’ or tags of paper or card adhered to an accordion spine. When closed, you can leaf through it like any other book, but when fanned open, it puts on a fabulous display of pages. When constructed with two or three layers of flags, the flags cross over each other as they open, creating a visually exciting display.
This flag book form makes a perfect memory book. The fanned pages and roomy binding lend themselves really well to the display of holiday and vacation memorabilia. Dea has made many different book forms over the years, and returns to this deceptively simple form over and over again for special displays. In this seminar, Dea will lead you step by step through construction of a flag book and build it into a real memory book for that special vacation or holiday.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- Create a one- or two-layer flag book
- Learn skills and techniques that can be applied to creating other book forms
- Explore how to plan your design for most effective display
- Discover how to find the perfect ephemera
- Experiment with mixed media decoration
- Play with colour, pattern and memory to create a memory that will last a lifetime
Perhaps best known for crafting beautiful artist's books, Canadian artist Dea Fischer spreads her creative time between book arts, collage, photography and large public and community art projects. A 15-year career as a lawyer, trainer, and writer in the UK left little time for art. Making a big life change and returning to Canada brought Dea into the creative life she was born to live. Nowadays, Dea is the conservator for a public library in Alberta and teaches sold out courses in bookbinding, altered books and collage across North America. She has a slow-burning love affair with all things to do with books, collage and low-tech photography. Dea uses her work to meditate on spiritual themes related to our relationship with nature and the natural world, and our internal and external environment. Her work is held in special collections at Yale University and the University of Toronto, and in private collections in Canada, the United States, England and Japan. In her off hours, Dea likes to engage her community in acts of random creation.