While browsing the internet at office one day about 7 years ago, I came across some fantastic altered book artists. A little research and digging around on what altered books are and how to create them threw up one interesting statement for me — when it comes to making altered books, there are no rules! At that time, I didn’t consider myself to be creative…I had repressed those instincts deep inside. But as I went through some altered artists’ websites and read about altered books and how to make them, I was in love!
– Altered art page from Life 101 by Modern Gypsy. See more pages on Shutterbug.
|An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. They may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture. – Wikipedia.com|
Sounds interesting? Then why don’t you try making your very own altered art in just 60 minutes!
As you learn more altered book techniques, or how-tos for any other form of collage or paper arts, you might find it helpful to create a techniques book to list out the process and experiment with the technique.
If you need some inspiration for more altered projects, Ink Stain Roni has a fabulous theme list that is sure to get your creative juices flowing.
And if you’re like me, you’ll love the eye candy on these two artists’ websites:
You can also take a peek at some of my altered art book spreads on my photoblog, Shutterbug.
Hope you enjoyed this little altered book tour!
Do you do any paper arts or other art and craft projects?