Everything you need to know about altered books, all in one place.
Category: Altered Books
Altered books are 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.
A big, long list of over 400 themes for altered artwork.
How To Make a Hidden Niche in an Altered Book
Learn the simplest way to cut a niche in an altered book, and hide it behind folded flaps.
Practice Books For Altered Books
What’s a practice book? This video will show you, and give you a peek at three of mine.
A One Layer Foam Core Niche
Add a quick, easy niche into a thin book.
Altered Book Note Holder
Just fold the pages of an old book.
A Circle Pop-Up
Here’s a pop-up that looks impressive, but is really simple to make.
Adding a Shaker
Here’s an easy way to add a shakable element to an altered book layout.
A Simple Tabbed Pop-Up
Here’s a pop-up technique you can adapt to just about any image—including the Eiffel Tower.
Planning a Layout
A step-by-step on how I plan out a layout in someone else’s altered book.
Chipboard Letter Cover
Here’s a simple way to rework the cover of an old book, using chipboard letters and some paints.
Sectioned Niches for Bottles
Here’s how I added two rows of tiny bottles to a new altered book.