Collage, Construct & Affirm Workshop

Welcome to my biggest, jam-packed most ambitious workshop to date! Join me for new techniques and tips, new products and five (Yes, FIVE!) ARTastic projects to keep for yourself or give as gifts.

In 25+ videos, you will see my step by step process illustrating how we will work together to create multi-layered, yummy collaged canvases that will then be transformed as we construct a large, pocketed, clutch style journal with inspiring affirmation cards to guide us on our journey as creative souls. Then in three BONUS projects, we will create a wallet styled mini journal, a gift pouch, and a mail art piece to share with treasured friends.

Hours of instructional video prepared to take you on an inky, paint filled collage collaboration with me, Roben-Marie Smith. All content is presented in a self-paced format allowing you to work as your schedule permits. I will share in a download some of my favorite affirmations as well as a .pdf supply list with shopping links to help you gather any needed supplies.



Open Registration - Take the workshop anytime!  There is no close date!

This class is self-paced and all materials are available to you.  Join in when you want and finish on your schedule! 

A private site has been set up for all class attendees.  Videos are not available for download.


Please  note:  Once payment has been  received and processed, registrants will  have immediate access to all workshop videos.

The tuition is non-refundable once access has been given to registrants.

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions!!! :)   


What Students are Saying: 

"I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this workshop!!  I have  constructed my journal and I never in a million years thought I could  make something so beautiful." -Patricia

"I loved the class so much I went right to your website and took all of the other classes you offer, lol! You are a very fun, enthusiastic and wonderful teacher, and all of your projects are very cool! " -Malinda

Grab your copy of Mixed Media Artist Papers Vol. 1 HERE!

Mixed Media Artist Papers Vol. 1* is filled with an assortment of  original art journal pages, collages, inky papers and more made by  Roben-Marie Smith. To give more options, each page is printed on both  sides. Use these papers in your collage, trim shapes from them, create  labels, mail art and more!

Preview all pages and purchase HERE:

8.5" x 11"
24 pages


*Papers from this book are used in the Collage, Construct & Affirm Workshop!
This    collection of papers are my original designs from art journal pages  and  inky papers and are copyrighted by Roben-Marie Smith. ©2012  Roben-Marie  Smith/Paperbag Studios - all rights reserved.

You  are free to  use these papers for your personal creative use.  My  artwork may not be  used in whole or part for any commercial projects  without written  permission.  Please do not duplicate.  Contact me with any questions at  robenmarie (at) mac (dot) com.

Supplies List

Two sheets Canvas Pad - 16 x 20

Two sheets Canvas Pad - 12" x 16"

Bristol or other type of mixed media paper: 5 sheets @ 14" x 12.5"

Wax thread

Bookbinding needle

Book awl/paper piercer

Clear gesso

Sewing machine

Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist (or other inks)

Liquitex Professional Acrylics (or other inks)

Foam brush

Chip brush

Small piece of muslin fabric (about 1/8 of a yard)

Collage papers: old book papers, vintage wallpaper, inky scrap paper, photo copies of your own artwork, etc.

Stabilo All Pencil

Wite Out Shake 'n Squeeze Pen

Water brush small or Water brush medium (I use these but you can use a small paint brush.)




Assorted acrylic paints: Open and Fluid (I use these but feel free to use what you have.)

Oil pastels

Double stick Velcro

*Tim Holtz Distress Stains

Water jar

Affirmations (mine or print your own)

Paper cutter (to trim pages for journals)

*Ice tray

Gel Medium, PVA or other white glue


#2 Pencil


Spray bottle with water


*Giant Circles Stencil

*Mixed Media Artist Papers Vol. 1

*Used by me but optional!