Random Treasures

random treasures

Random Treasures


Tina Walker
Tina Walker is an artist who believes mixed media is the perfect discipline because it encompasses multiple materials and design techniques. Her project selections and medium choices are always changing and she frequently hosts on-line collaborations and challenges. Those who take her workshops often emerge more emboldened to experiment as well as having a whole new perspective on mixing nature with art (among other things).
  • Random Treasures Day 1
    June 6, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Random Treasures Day 2
    June 7, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

random treasuresDo you love little details?  Do you love the unusual? Do you love mini books?  This workshop will show you how to make your very own mini-book, full of vintage goodness, eclectic objects, and just maybe, the kitchen sink (just kidding).

You will learn layering techniques for your pages, how to combine paper and fabric for a textural feel, hand-stitched elements, and how to incorporate the unusual for a unique, one-of-a-kind book.  You will learn a simple, yet versatile binding technique that can be used for any size or shape book and a bonus ‘one-sheet’ super mini technique that can be incorporated into your mini book or be used on its own.

random treasuresThis is a collaborative workshop and we ask that you bring one small component for each workshop attendee (plan on 18).  It can be a fun collage paper, an antique store find, or a handmade embellishment.  (Item should be small, no larger than 2in x 2in.) Remember to think ‘outside the box’ and bring something that will be unique and fun to incorporate into your book. At the end of the two days, you will never look at ordinary objects the same again.

This class takes mini-book making further than you can imagine! There will be mold-making and casting, stamp carving, and techniques out the wazoo!


Supplied for you will be: a Stamp Carving Kit, mold making supplies and goodie bag of goodies

Students are asked to please bring: random treasures

  • Embellishments – anything goes as long as it’s not huge (less than 2×2) or too bulky – think vintage findings, handmade articles, ephemera, buttons, beads, etc.
  • Adhesive – glue sticks, matte/gel medium (and a brush), wet adhesive
  • Embroidery thread – various colors (I love using muted tones with a splash of gold)
  • Sewing needles (make sure the eye is large enough for embroidery thread)
  • Awl
  • Utility knife
  • Mold objects (buttons, small embellishments, etc. Tina will also have many items to use)
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Cutting Mat


Your own selection of papers (vintage, handmade, dyed – whatever floats your boat) and fabric/lace scraps. Tina will have a small selection of papers, fabrics, trims for your use.  If you have special items you want to incorporate into your books, please bring them. 

Natural found objects (twigs, leaves, etc.) We may go on a short nature hunt for unique items.

Stamp Carving: bring prints of images you would like to carve. You will have a 4x6in sheet of carving material, so keep your image size in mind. We should be able to get 3-4 carvings from the sheet, depending on your stamp size. 

If you’d like to have any supplies waiting for you, please let Kristin know.

And, guess what??????? (You’re going to L O V E this!)

This is the same weekend as the High Holy Mixed Media Lover’s “Market” – the 400-Mile Yard Sale starts Thursday, June 4, 2020. Come in a day or two early and Kristin will give you tips on where to go! This sale starts in Paducah and goes all the way across Kentucky!

As always, lunches, as well as snacks & drinks, are provided. Chocolate is an Art Supply at Ephemera Paducah!

The minimum age to participate is 16.

The minimum needed to make this class is 5; the maximum is 16.

There are three (3) Early Bird Seats for this workshop which you need to grab before November 1st! Save a few bucks!

You may register for this workshop by using our “$99 holds your spot” deal which allows you to pay over time. Please note that your $99 deposit is nonrefundable but is applied to your balance. Your balance ($200) is due no later than April 15, 2020, and can be made via PayPal or Credit card on this page or by mailing a check to Ephemera Paducah. Not paying the balance on or before the due dates results in the loss of your deposit and class seat.

Before registering, please familiarize yourself with our Cancellation Policies.


Details Price Qty
Early Bird - Random Treasuresshow details + $269.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Random Treasuresshow details + $299.00 (USD)  
$99 Hold my spot - Random Treasuresshow details + $99.00 (USD)  

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