Art Journalers - Altered Books


Art Journalers - Altered Books

Attention all "Art Journal Junkies"and Altered Book Artists! Here is the group for you to discuss techniques, share tips and show off those lovely pages you have created!

Members: 294
Latest Activity: Feb 27


Hello and Welcome to the Art Journalers & Altered Books Group!


This is the place where you can share your art journal pages or your altered books. Let's discuss techniques, ideas, materials and inspiration!


If you'd like to Show & Tell, you can start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a discussion" button near the middle of this page.

If you would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a discussion" button near the middle of this page.

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

Just two simple rules:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to art journals and altered books, and all aspects of making an art journal or altered books.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

Thanks for joining & have fun!

Discussion Forum

FREE Supplies!

Started by Alisa Manning. Last reply by Nerys Jan 28, 2018. 17 Replies

Hello my fellow art journal addicts ;)  I don't know if this is 'common knowledge' or not, but I have just discovered a treasure trove for art journal/altered book/junk journal, etc supplies.FREE samples!I have been in the UK for a little over a…READ MORE

Guess who.....!!

Started by Laura Shelton. Last reply by michele josiane martin Feb 3, 2017. 6 Replies

All of you "old timers" and some of you newer people may remember me, but I was the one that started this group, back when Thaneeya first started this site....I also started the SWAP art group, and probably some of the others, and just havent…READ MORE

Art Journal Pages

Started by Amanda. Last reply by Laura Shelton Oct 19, 2016. 174 Replies

Bumping this up a bit- I get a lot of inspiration from other's pages, so here are two of mine, so please post yours!…READ MORE

Private Swap with Riya Melgert

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Riya Sep 27, 2016. 32 Replies

On rare occasion I am privileged to do a private swap with a member here at TAC.  I have swapped journal pages now in private trades with Maureen Craddock and Riya Melgert.  Recently, I received this beautiful journal page from Riya and on the back…READ MORE

Female Inspiration Page

Started by Rachel Acevedo. Last reply by Linda B Aug 30, 2016. 4 Replies

Hi Guys,My name is Rachel and I'm from Texas! I have been slowly journaling a few years, but mostly make the layouts of the pages and like to go back later to add my thought or whatever comes to me! I was wondering if anyone was interested in having…READ MORE

How many have you gone through?

Started by Jade Hutchinson. Last reply by michele josiane martin Feb 15, 2016. 1 Reply

I love my journal, it's like my life story. I started with mine when I was at college, my first journal lasted me over a year. And then it was about another year before I decided to pick up a new one. In the past two years I've gone through 6, and…READ MORE

Tags: art, journal, health, mental, personal

Great You Tube channel for book binding

Started by Elmarie Smit. Last reply by karen knapp Sep 21, 2015. 2 Replies

I came across this channel while searching for info for journaling, wanting to make my own books for journaling and I found it very helpful.…READ MORE

Altered book pages

Started by Kathleen Meighan. Last reply by karen knapp Sep 21, 2015. 3 Replies

Hi All,I made my first altered book a couple of years ago, and all of the pages have come out of the cover. (because I was new at this, I didn't rip out enough pages at the start, so all of my additions: gesso, paint, etc. have caused the pages to…READ MORE

Altered Book

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Sharon Nelson Jul 17, 2015. 7 Replies

Well, I finally finished my Altered Book. It took a year of scrapping all my leftover paint from a day in my studio, to coat every single page of this art journal. It began as an old Reader's Digest Condensed Book that I bought for 25 cents.…READ MORE

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Comment by Laura Shelton on August 9, 2013 at 7:02pm

Your other pages are just so beautiful and serene me a feeling of Peace to look at them....

I recently made myself an easy composition notebook art journal (I am hooked on those comp. books, lol) and started a Faith and Scripture art journal. I have some small scripture cards that I am adding to each page and just doing nice, easy and relaxing art in while I meditate over the verses.... Just wanted to show you guys a picture of it...I love altering these notebooks and use them for all kinds of things!

Comment by Laura Shelton on August 9, 2013 at 6:45pm

OOOHHH!!!! Loving it Maureen! Great job on the Zetti style!

Comment by Maureen Craddock on August 9, 2013 at 6:44pm

Comment by Maureen Craddock on August 9, 2013 at 6:40pm

I've started to art journal as a way to exercise my artistic brain. This is also my first piece of Zetti style art.

Comment by Gail Brown on April 18, 2013 at 1:29am


I am a new member to this group.  I am working on 2 art journals one for each of my daughters,the art journals are marbled note books from the dollar store will post as soon as I can figure out how to upload on this site.

Comment by Vicki Murray on March 5, 2013 at 3:59am
Hello, just join this group. I'm currently working on an altered book that is a new life journal of our family. your post are full of information and inspiration
Comment by Laura Shelton on February 8, 2013 at 7:01am

Here are some hand painted bookcovers that I have made recently for some of my altered books, or books in the progress of being altered...Just wanted to show them off a bit-I was really please with how they turned out! They sure dressed the books up, and now the original identity is not visible. I am going to be doing an altered book class starting March 1st if anyone is interested. Only 15.00 for a 6 week course!

Comment by Laura Shelton on October 27, 2012 at 5:14pm

Thank you so much Maggie!

Comment by Margaret Hamm (Maggie) on October 27, 2012 at 5:09pm

Hi Laura, Glad to hear your surgery went okay and that you are feeling better.


Comment by Laura Shelton on October 27, 2012 at 7:15am

Hey everyone! I am finally back, healthy and hale, and wanted to thank everyone for being so wonderful to me during my recovery from open heart surgery! You guys that sent me all of the ATC's and artwork and sweet notes were just like a little miracle happening to me each time I received something new! I directly attribute my especially fast healing to the morale boost and love that you guys all showed me. You were all just wonderful!!!

I thought I would pop into my old Group and share a few art journal pages with you. It looks like this room has been a little quiet lately, so I thought I might wake you all up, lol!!! I am feeling fantastic now, and just want to share with you all and am hoping you will share back with some of your own pages, which I love to see!

This is a 2-page spread from my workshop dealing with "Fear"

This is a 2-page spread kind of just "about me"....

I did this one just for fun and some R&R, lol...

And this is a loose journal page I ended up attaching to a tote bag....

Just a little eye-candy for you let's see some of YOUR pages!!!!


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