Stencils and Tags in an Altered Book

When I rip out the pages of my altered book, I usually end up with a couple pages that don’t rip as close to the seam as I want. What to do with those pages? Add tags in your altered book!           I chose to glue two tags together with theContinue reading “Stencils and Tags in an Altered Book”

Sponging and stenciling in our altered books

How about a sponging and stenciling tutorial for our altered book? That’s what I thought this morning. Sponging is really fun and messy. You can use this in your altered book, on your walls, or paint your furniture. The only real “rule” is to put on enough layers of sponging. If you aren’t “feeling” it,Continue reading “Sponging and stenciling in our altered books”

The Start of My Altered Book – Explained

Here’s the start of my altered book so I can explain what I did & why. Most of the why is because I felt like it. I do a lot of my art by the way I feel instead of thinking out the process too much. I’m not a planner I just do stuff. ThisContinue reading “The Start of My Altered Book – Explained”

Basic Altered Book Directions

Here are some basic altered book directions to get your book ready.   You can use any book you’d like and any size that interests you. It’s best if you use a hard cover  book that has a sewn binding. In the picture on the left the last, C, is an example of a sewnContinue reading “Basic Altered Book Directions”