Are you curious about the craft of altering books? There’s no mystery to the techniques—an altered book is a plain hardback book with pages that have been collaged, inked, glued and decorated. It can tell a story, relay a theme or record memories and events—whatever you
want! Still wondering, “Why, exactly, would I make one of these?” Here are a couple of reasons.
Give as a gift to those on your gift list who have everything. Create an entire book decorated to reflect the recipient’s interests and hobbies. Don’t forget to include funny incidents or sentimental thoughts.
Express Your Creativity! Think of an altered book as a creative journal. It can be as personal as you want—as silly or serious as you want. You can use 3-D embellishments that are too bulky for cards
or scrapbooks. Or see page 10 and learn how to include colorcopied photos.
More Altered Books will show you creative techniques for altering books with papers, walnut ink, chalks, tag art and more!