Find Your Voice

Hi hi, Kristin here sharing an incredibly exciting project that I have going on, a free six-week storytelling workshop: Find Your Voice 2015. Throughout this workshop, I’ll be showcasing one of my favorite Basically Bare products — the 6×9 Artful Binder.

rukristin Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice 2015 is my FREE six-week summer storytelling workshop. The workshop is free to all, and you can resister at rukristin classes to access all of the classroom content. I’ll be using my Basically Bare Artful Binder throughout the workshop, but you can use any supplies that inspire you.

If you’re not an Artful Binder girl — I highly recommend the art journals, or the Tiny Tabs album; all available in the Basically Bare retail shop.

My workshop begins July 1st and new lessons will be released each Wednesday. Each lesson will be a mix of written content, photographs, worksheets, and creative projects. Each lesson ends with a challenge to help you start using the lesson right away in your creative storytelling journey.

rukristin Find Your Voice

I kind of maybe agonized over the album for a solid month. How could I possibly decide the perfect base album for this kit, when the Find Your Voice workshop is supposed to be about discovering your unique storytelling voice? When I finally resolved that there was absolutely no way that I could come up with a universal perfect choice, I picked out an album that was easy to personalize and totally make your own.

The star of my project — the Basically Bare Artful Binder — is made from very very sturdy chipboard and will take excellently to any medium you might want to apply. It can be painted, inked, papered, stickered, washi-ed, penciled, markered — or just left blank, natural and beautiful. I personally will be papering mine up a bunch.

Find Your Voice FREE Workshop by rukristin. FYV Main Kit.

The pages of the album are also just so awesome. There are tabbed chipboard pieces, watercolor paper, and clear acrylic ‘paper’ — I’ll be sharing tips, tricks, and techniques for each of these mediums — over the summer. Acrylic pages are my favorite and I can’t wait to share some of my absolute favorite layering techniques.

The album can be held vertically or horizontally, whichever you prefer. For this project, Find Your Voice 2015, I’m going to be using my album horizontally. I’ll be covering the chipboard inserts with the 12×12 patterned paper. I’ve already prepped my watercolor pages with watercolor edging in colors that match my papers.

rukristin Find Your Voice


Grab your favorite Basically Bare products and Join me in the Find Your Voice Classroom this summer!

Hi, I’m Kristin (aka rukristin) and I’m a feminist scrapbooker, lady-blogger, and community organizer. I believe that as a woman, telling your story is both a radical and empowering act. I personally document my story with iPhone photos, colorful paper, and unique memorabilia. When I’m not working in my studio, designing products, instagramming, teaching classes, or packing orders in my shop, you’ll find me playing all the games and critiquing way too much pop-culture in my awesome mid-century home in East Lansing, Michigan. Find me at or @rukristin on instagram and twitter.

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  1. Shawna Martinez

    love it K!!! can’t wait to see where this goes…so happy to see our Artful Binder featured <3


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