Gwen Lafleur is a lifelong artist, crafter, designer, and world traveler from Herndon, Virginia who has found her true home as a mixed media artist. Artistic Artifacts is lucky to be able to host Gwen to teach classes, and is proud to carry her beautiful line of rubber stamps with PaperArtsy and Boho Blends Embossing Powders and Boho Bits embellishments with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. Visit Gwen’s website »

Join us for POCKETbook, an online class with Gwen Lafleur!


We are delighted to partner with Gwen to present an all new, hybrid Live / Online workshop offered via private Facebook group! Visit Gwen’s website for all the details on this exciting class!

POCKETbook Student Supply List:

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  • Covers: chipboard, book board, illustration board... even cardboard
  • A selection of fabric and/or paper — a few larger pieces for the covers and to make your pockets
    • Gather smaller pieces and scraps for embellishing and building layers. Gwen used several pieces from the Inspiration Packs that Artistic Artifacts owner Judy Gula creates from her hand dyed found textiles and fibers
    • Artistic Artifacts’ vintage paper collage packs contain wonderful altered art and collage elements, curated into themes
  • Various Lace and Trims, Sari Yarn border pieces, and the like to embellish
  • Beads, Charms, Boho Bits, and other embellishments — go for thinner / flatter ones if you don't want your book to fan open. (No specific types or brands needed... choose a selection that you like and that fits your style / theme.)
  • Needle and a few kinds or colors of thread
    • Gwen used Wonderfil Eleganza and Razzle, but stitching is optional.)
    • You’ll want at least one needle strong enough to go through the binding if you choose to stitch it
  • Glue stick and/or a white glue (Gwen likes Avery glue sticks and Sobo or Tacky Glue, or select your favorite fabric glue
  • Sharp scissors and/or fabric scissors
  • Ink pads  (Gwen likes StazOn regular and pigment. She recommends brown and black, plus other colors if you’d like)
  • Bone folder, scoring board, or a trimmer with a scoring blade
Optional Supplies: