Tag Archive: altered book

Apr 22

Jane’s Book

Jane's book interior

  This is a book-box I made for my friend Jane. I had started with another book, but I made a mistake on that one and glued the back cover to the inside before I was ready. This one I kept it free and didn’t glue on the inside until I was prepared. One of …

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Aug 28

Hollow Book

too thin inside

  I wanted to make something for my friend for her birthday, so when I saw book-purses on Pinterest, it inspired me.  I was trying to make a clutch purse out of a hardback book. I got some hardback books really cheaply at hte library (no, they weren’t rentals. They sell old books as a …

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Apr 24

Blue Altered Book Page

Altered teal book interior

This is an altered book that I started a while ago. I’d been using different pages for different techniques, but I’d left this page, with the three cut-out alcoves alone. I wanted to work with the juxtaposition of teal with that apricot color. I love these two colors together. First I took the blue art …

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Mar 24

Gothic Altered Book

Altered key book cover

It’s funny how sometimes the things that take you the longest are the least impressive. I spent a long time on this book. It had many different steps, from screwing the pages shut, to cutting the insert out. I agonized over every piece to put into the book. Which colors go right? Do I draw …

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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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