Monday, 19 September 2011

What to make from an old book - altered art!

I've been experimenting with altered art in particular altered books - it was a fab morning.
I took  a battered old book and started to use the pages as a journal - in the inner front cover I doodled and wrote one of my favourite sayings "when one door closes... another door opens!" then using some old magazines cut and stuck little pictures and doodles - I warn you doing this activity makes you feel about five again but so much fun.

The front and back of the book  I recovered using pages from Country Living Magazine but leaving the old spine exposed for a shabby chic look

Inside  I made cut outs with pictures stuck behind and little collages

A work in progress only four pages so far  - give it a try !


  1. That's lovely, love the way that you have altered the cover. I started an altered book once and really enjoyed it, I've got another one ready to start, just need to get round to it!

    I used to enjoy making 'found poetry' by picking out words in the text and blocking out the others to make new phrases.

  2. This is very cool, am definitely going to give it a try. Seems like it would be a really fun thing to do with my son, but at the same time I don't want him to get too enthused and just start sticking things willy-nilly in all his books, so I'll have to ponder that one! x