Here is where you can show off your Altered Book pages and spreads! Let us all see your Altered Book artwork!

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Here are some covers of some of my journals. I generally alter them to within an inch of their lives. You can explore them a little, if you want, over at flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cordeliajean/collections/7215760619666...

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Here is a large book I am altering and tuning into an art journal/diary. The front is done with permanant ink, tissue paper, and mod podge. I glued in the twinchies last night and will journal about them later today and add that at the bottom of the page (or something like that...)

 

Wow!! I bow to the talent that is shared in this thread.

 

Here's a recent page, I used paint, ink, and collage.

 

 

 

I really like your spread here that you shared with us!
You go, girl! This is wonderful. So expressive, so bright. Wonderful!

Scatter said:

Wow!! I bow to the talent that is shared in this thread.

 

Here's a recent page, I used paint, ink, and collage.

 

 

 



Mary Hicks said:
You go, girl! This is wonderful. So expressive, so bright. Wonderful!

Thanks, I'm really enjoying the journaling! Love seeing what others are working on.

 

I have started another altered book named "The Wild Widow" with a print date of 1908. I decided to do this one in simple collage work of 'girly things" and watercolor accent color on the pages, along with "altered text" on each page as well... I thought I would share some of my pages I have done so far....

 

These are the pages I have done so far...I like the way it is coming along....

What fun! I love the cover, and all those bright colors you've used so far.
Thank you, my dear...How are you doing??

What an inspired book!!!



Laura Thykeson said:

I have started another altered book named "The Wild Widow" with a print date of 1908. I decided to do this one in simple collage work of 'girly things" and watercolor accent color on the pages, along with "altered text" on each page as well... I thought I would share some of my pages I have done so far....

 

These are the pages I have done so far...I like the way it is coming along....

I love your Zentangles, Mary -  so inventively placed!! And Laura, the girly book - gorgeous!

Mary Hicks said:

Laura, this made me remember a little book I've been working on (off and on, obviously!). I just sat down and did another two pages in it! Here is a photo of the first page. The title of the book is "Happiness." It's very old, about 4X6 and that old paper just loves watercolors! (This I just discovered this morning, however, so these photos don't prove that.) Anyway, you have inspired me to try many things, and this is just one of them!

I have stopped writing in it, however; it seemed appropriate to "introduce" the project here. The found poetry is fun and challenging, and that is how I want it to continue. I'm much more of an abstract artist than you are, Laura, but maybe I will "venture out" and add some flowers here and there!

I used to sell Usborne children's books when my kids were young. I've given away or sold virtually all of them I still had - except one, the Atlas of the 20th Century. Thanks to Caatje's Easy Peasy Journal Tutorial, I decided to dive in and alter it for use as a journal. Last night I began gessoing the pages.

I think I'd have an easier time with a book I got from a thrift shop or rummage sale, than using a book I owned and loved. This one was out of date, quite large (I think it's 9in. x 12in.) and hardbound. Not as hard as "real" hardbound books, but way above paperback, so it is a perfect candidate.

Haven't decided how to alter the cover, because it's covered with that 'almost cellophane' kind of stuff.

Usually I use composition books, covering them with scrapbook paper and/or stickers.

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