Make It: altered books

making altered books
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My IKEA-loving coworker came over on Saturday to work on altered books for a program we are presenting at the library later this summer. I love any chance to invite someone over to work in my craft room because crafting by myself is so much fun that having someone else makes it even better!

Again, before getting started on the day’s event we had to fill up on food and Coca-cola! We had a spread fit for crafting queens: taco dip, BLT salad, spinach & artichoke dip and candy! I plan to get her recipes because they will fit in with my book’s theme of recipes/cookery. She is altering a Dick & Jane Basic Readers book to be about her parents. Even though we lost track of time, we still did not finish our books so I will wait until the end of August to post photos.

From The International Society of Altered Book Artists, altered books are

any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. They can be … rebound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned … and yes! It is legal!

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