Urban Journal Remix


The Urban Journal was my first on-line workshop and I have freshened it up!

Follow along as I teach you how to turn an old book cover into a unique blank-page journal. Join me for a series of easy-to-follow videos and create your own Urban Journal.


Follow along as I teach you how to turn an old book cover into a unique blank-page journal.
Join me for a series of easy-to-follow videos and create your own Urban Journal.


"What a generous gesture and a great value! This class can take anyone from a novice to an expert when it comes to altering an old book and creating your own personalized Urban Journal. Roben-Marie's presentation style is enthusiastic, clear, detailed and creative! She offers great alternatives for supplies as well as incorporating your own art style to fit the project and make it your very own!" ~Susan Gallitto

"Your explanations on all parts of making this book have been wonderful. Sewing in signatures is easy doing it this way with a template. I love this remix of the Urban Journal. I can think of so many ways to use this book."
~Diane Kirtley

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask :

When does the course start and finish?

This course is self-paced so all content is available when you sign up.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. If there should come a time when the school closes, you will be notified.

Do you provide a list of the specific supplies you use?

Yes, I provide a supplies list but feel free to use what you have.

Are videos available for download?

Yes, videos are available for download.

Meet Your Instructor...

Hey!  I’m Roben-Marie and I provide ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. I teach artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through my blog and my popular online workshops.  Both in and out of the studio, my passion is helping my fellow creatives step into their full potential by creating confident and expressive art.

As a woman of faith I believe that I’m called to serve and support others, so I strive to be accessible to artists who need my help. Seeing other creators embrace their unique voices, build their online art dreams and gain confidence in their new skills brings me great joy.

I’ve been a working artist since 2004, am self-taught and believe that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. I’ve taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and my work has been featured in countless books and industry magazine.

In my spare time I love to read, bake and travel.  I live in Florida with my husband of 34 years and together we work with the youth in our church. I also have a heart for mission work, having served in Panama, El Salvador, Romania and Honduras.




Basic tools:
UHU Glue Stick
Palette Knife
Sari Ribbon or Ribbon
Scrap papers - text, book, etc.
Book Binding Needle
Wax Bookbinding Thread
Paper Piercer
Sewing Machine
Masking Tape
Washi Tapes

Gel Medium

Old Book Cover - size of your choice
Watercolor or Mixed Media Paper - size will be based on your book cover size (I explain this in the workshop).
Gift bag (I used one from Anthropologie).

#2 Pencil
Stabilo Marks All Pencil Black

Color Copies of your Art
Paint Brush (placed into loops on cover)