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 Margaret Hamm (Maggie) on January 3, 2014 at 10:28pm

My cat hates this guys motorcycle. lol  She lays in my lap a lot and she goes about a foot in the air, claws in my legs, and runs out of the room.  She comes back and just gets settled down, nap started and it goes again.  I gave up for the time being as I have nothing to lay in my lap.  Time to clip the nails...Maggie

Comment by jean weymouth on October 20, 2013 at 3:20pm

I tried to start a new discussion and the computer jumpd around and there seemed to be noway to send it after viewing preview.  Jean

Comment by Margaret Hamm (Maggie) on October 20, 2013 at 6:23am

If you look around in here you will find all kinds of ideas. Also, go to YouTube and search for art journaling and you will find  lot more.  You can get lost in there for hours.  There are so many ideas, what you will need, and even how to make your on journals very easy.

Comment by Kenneth A. Haines on October 19, 2013 at 5:04pm

Ok, So today I thought I would like to make my first art journal! Where do I start?

Comment by Maureen Craddock on September 2, 2013 at 5:32pm

Thanks Debbie!

Comment by Debbie Rippie on September 1, 2013 at 9:54pm

Love them Maureen!

Comment by Maureen Craddock on September 1, 2013 at 6:12pm

Comment by Maureen Craddock on September 1, 2013 at 5:50pm

Comment by Renea on August 16, 2013 at 4:51pm
I'm happy to see some action in this group. I've been art journaling for a couple years now and l love it. I will post some pictures soon of some of the things I have done. Art Journaling has been great for my mind, body and soul. I recently started one I'm calling my Life Book it's got monthly calendars and I'll have places for to do lists and important things happening in my life. I have three girls and when they do things that I think I should write that down I don't. Now I'll have a place to do that! I'm off to back to school shopping have a great day!

Maggie ~ it sounds like you have plenty of supplies to start journaling. I'll post a few things I've learned along the way that might help you get started...soon!
Comment by Naima Abdul-Haqq on August 16, 2013 at 2:31pm

You are very welcome and Thank You!!!

Happy Journal Creating!!! 



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