Category Archive: Art Journal

Feb 27

Laura’s Art Journal

Laura's Quilted Cover

This is my sister’s art journal. We made a pair of them and took turns doing pages.  She currently has mine, and I have one page left to do in hers.  We might take a while to finish it, as we are in the middle of another art project, the altered book round robin.  Reproduction allowed courtesy …

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Feb 19

Laura’s Altered Book

Laura's Altered Book--Laura's page

This is the altered book that my sister started for our round robin.  It’s quite difficult to photograph them, as they don’t want to lie flat.  I hope I can come up with a better way, maybe a clear acrylic plate holder or something. I might paint the scene behind the door (the hinges work!) …

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Jan 15

Altered Book Cover Part Two

Half painted cover

After the leather dried, I painted it with acrylic paint.  They do sell dyes for leather, but the guy at Tandy, who was perfectly willing to sell me hundreds of dollars of crap I don’t need, said that acrylic would work just fine. I first painted the sun red, then painted over it with gold …

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Jan 14

Altered Book Cover Part One

Using Twine

Here’s the cover I’m doing for my altered book.  I used a piece of vegetable cured leather, 4-5oz.  I wanted to have the look of cord-bound book, so I wrapped plastic over the book (to protect it from water) then wound it with twine.  I got the leather wet and stretched it over the twine to …

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Jan 13

Altered Book

Altered book 1

Altered Book 7 Altered Book 6 Altered Book 5 Altered book 4Altered book 2 Altered book 1I started a round-robin altered book project with three other artists.  Each of us chose a book and altered it in some way.  I chose to alter the structure, and cut windows through the pages. I used paste and scraps of paper …

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