Monday, March 10, 2014

A Book With a View...Or Books

It is here, Altered Book Month!  Altered  books encompass anything and everything you can think of.  You can see above, several books altered utilizing a variety of media!  This includes, paint, ink, stamps, formed elements, encaustic wax, fibers, and other textural items.

Here a book was created by using leftover canvas, fabric paints, flowers, and buttons.

Pockets can be made from several pages.  Rip different parts of the pages from the very bottom to the top and then use double stick adhesive tape around the 3 edges (Remember not to adhere the top which is the slot for the pocket.) and viola', pockets!  You can even just fold over the end of the page up, adhere, leaving one end opened.  

This book is grungy, painted with Plaid's Wall Glazes.  The pocket on the bottom was a rectangle of textured cardboard.  I found the center and folded the ends to the center.  I adhered the finished pocket to the page.

Pop-ups are a wonderful surprise as one turns the page to see the art.  There are templates and I believe a die-cut to create these easily.  

Art with a view.  By covering a children's board book and cutting doors, you can create a niche of sorts.  You can clearly see how the altered lady (sewn and collage, and bead necklace) sits behind the doors.

Altered books are a different type of journal to me.  I express my thoughts, my views, and my heart within each book I alter.

On the 24th, I will show some examples of tip-in's, using unusual materials, and other fun ideas!

Thanks to Kim for her beautiful Nature Page that graces this Altered Arts Flyer!!

Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love all your books Lea! Such a wide variety of techniques and materials. That's what I love about altered books! The grungy book with glazed pages is one of my favorites! And those pop-ups are really cool! Thanks for the shout-out on my Nature Book!