Fodder School 1 is a year-long online mixed media art course with a different artist teaching each month, which you can join anytime. For the first half of each month, you learn mixed media techniques to make different types of fodder, which you then use in the second half of the month to create an exciting project so by the end of the year, you have 11 beautiful projects and a huge toolkit of mixed media techniques! Follow along with me on my Fodder School Journey!
I had been very excited about this month’s project the minute I found Fodder School (the handmade book of dreams!) – so much so that I jumped ahead a few months (one of the perks of having access to all the projects!). I loved the finished book that Wendy created but I wondered if I’d be able to create something as magical – thanks to Wendy’s amazing lessons, I could and I’m thrilled with my finished book.
The first half of the month was spent creating master sheets, which were very enjoyable and really allowed me to get lost in the process and turn off my chattering mind! I loved the techniques Wendy showed us to age and distress the master sheet as the many layers really helped create interest.
The second part of the month was a deep dive into creating our very special handmade books with an ingenious binding method! Wendy was so generous with her ideas and techniques to really help personalise the books and add so much interest and joy! I honestly think the value of this month’s content is worth the whole cost of Fodder School 1 but you get 10 more amazing projects on top of this!! I absolutely loved creating my book and it’s definitely a project I want to try again with a different size book!
I decided to fill my book with quotes by Cheryl Richardson after being inspired by her wonderful books. I used my own range of stencils throughout the book (click here for my stencil range). I also used my own range of printables for most of the cut out shapes in the book (click here for my printables range).
A huge thank you to Wendy for this wonderful project. I’ve learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed every part of the process!
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