Decoration and Coloring for Bookbinding

A course by Susana Dominguez Martin , National Artistic Bookbinding Award (Spain, 2017)

National Artistic Bookbinding Award (Spain, 2017). Madrid, Spain.
Joined April 2018

Discover how to decorate tanned leather, vegan leather, and paper with acrylic dyes and colors to use in your bookbinding projects.

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (17)
  • 1473 students

Discover how to decorate tanned leather, vegan leather, and paper with acrylic dyes and colors to use in your bookbinding projects.

According to Susana Dominguez, "experimenting opens the doors to innovation and introspection, and each mistake is potentially a new way to activate creativity." Are you ready to explore new creative paths with the winner of the 2017 National Award for Artistic Bookbinding?

In this online course, she teaches you decorative techniques with dyes and acrylic colors to apply to tanned leather, vegan leather, and paper. Take an in-depth look at the different materials and the effects that you can achieve with each technique, and prepare a sample book that you can consult in your future binding projects.

Want to know more about binding? Take a look at Susana's previous courses, Handmade Binding without Stitches and Bookbinding of Your Artwork without Folds.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 10 downloads

Skin and leather
11 minutes, 44 seconds
Colour: dyes
3 minutes, 34 seconds
Useful to work the color
5 minutes, 17 seconds
Color with hand dyes 1
10 minutes, 5 seconds
Color with hand dyes 2
16 minutes, 44 seconds
Color with dropper dyes
12 minutes, 6 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (17)
  • 1473 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 43m)
  • 10 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Prepare a sample book organized by technique and resource, which serves as support and consultation for future projects.

Who is this online course for?

Any creative person interested in experimenting with color on tanned leather, vegan leather, and paper.

Requirements and materials

You don't need any previous knowledge to take this course.

For materials, you need tanned leather, vegan leather, alcohol and water dyes, acrylic paints, film or foil, kraft paper, and cardboard. You also need wax, alcohol or varnish, and a few other materials.


Reviews

1473 Students
17 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Susana Dominguez Martin

Teacher Plus
National Artistic Bookbinding Award (Spain, 2017)

As a classically-trained bookbinder, Susana's mission has always been to expand accessibility to this art form by searching for more affordable techniques, in terms of both time and materials, which also lend a contemporary image to the artist's book, beyond that of classic bookbinding. Susana Domínguez's style is characterized by her drive to break new ground while defining her image and seeking solutions to the needs of modern-day bookbinding. She is constantly experimenting with different materials and techniques, learning from fellow artists, and often borrowing from other disciplines.

Her work has received awards in Spain and other EU countries. Since 2006, she has been teaching her craft alongside Guadalupe Roldán at the studio she founded: Códex. Their studio has become an international reference in artistic bookbinding and is a space for exchanging ideas and knowledge where many bookbinders and artists from different nationalities have honed their skills and explored their creative potential.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Presentation of materials

    • skin and leather
    • vegan skin
    • Colour: dyes
    • Colour: acrylic paint
    • Movie
  • U3

    Tools, fixtures and utensils

    • The tools
    • Useful to work the color
  • U4

    Color techniques on skin, leather, vegan leather and paper

    • Color with hand dyes 1
    • Color with hand dyes 2
    • Color with hand dyes 3
    • Color with dropper dyes
    • Color with acrylic 1
    • Color with acrylic 2
    • Color with film
  • U5

    Creation of the platelets

    • Preparation of the base cardboard
    • Sample gluing and sealing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Binding techniques and other materials

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Decoration and Coloring for Bookbinding. Craft course by Susana Dominguez Martin

Decoration and Coloring for Bookbinding

A course by Susana Dominguez Martin
National Artistic Bookbinding Award (Spain, 2017). Madrid, Spain.
Joined April 2018
  • 100% positive reviews (17)
  • 1473 students