Altered books have become popular with mixed media artists. One of the best things about them is that you can apply any technique you already know from other creative areas to the book—but if you’re in the mood to try some new things, here are a few lessons.
Add a quick, easy niche into a thin book.
Just fold the pages of an old book, and turn it into a file for your notes.
A big, long list of over 350 themes for altered artwork.
Here’s an easy way to add a shakable element to an altered book layout.
Here’s a little step-by-step on how I planned out a layout in someone else’s altered book.
Here’s a simple way to rework the cover of an old book, using chipboard letters and some paints.
I decided to add two rows of tiny bottles to a new altered book this week—here’s how I did it.
Carol posted a request on the GMS message board for more information about putting drawers in altered books. I just happened to have photos illustrating how I did this in one of my own ABs.
A few simple ideas for artist sign-in pages in round robin books.
When the pages are too small for what you have to say, here’s how to make them bigger.
Tip-ins are pages created outside a book, to be attached into it later. Here’s a quick lesson on how to make them.
Sewn spines are a must on books that will be altered. Here’s how to tell the difference between sewn and glued.
I found a few photo albums that were smaller than my hand, and turned them into tiny altered books.
Before you start your book, there are a few things you should know that will make things easier later.
The simplest way to get a deep niche into a book.
Never heard of one? Start here.