2018: June 16 -17, Cartonnage Tea Caddy


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June 16 – 17, 2018
Saturday and Sunday 10 – 5 pm
Cost: $310 (price includes a $45 materials fee)
Instructor: Betsy Begue

Description: Cartonnage is the traditional French art of constructing 3D objects from flat book board and covering them with decorative paper, fabric and trim. Build a multi-compartmented box base from book board and framers tape. Learn to bull the box for a clean surface, add cartonnettes for an elegant interior, and attach a hinged lid with a glass insert. A ribbon and bead or button acts as a decorative pull. This Tea Caddy is an advanced box structure, but as basic cartonnage techniques are taught and practiced throughout the class, it is appropriate for anyone interested in learning box making skills.

Students should bring to the class:

  • Cutting mat
  • craft knife (Olfa or Xacto)
  • 18” metal ruler with metric units
  • mechanical pencil
  • bone folder
  • scissors
  • 1.5 – 2” glue brush (cheap)
  • and emery board.