Altered Art & Hand Made Books

Altered Art & Hand Made Books

Altered art transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary! Altered art means decorating and embellishing commonplace objects to create uncommon beauty. Altered art embraces many styles and genres, with a common theme of upcycling all sorts of ordinary things to make unique and wonderful art. Altered books are a special genre of mixed media artwork that involves changing an old book from its original form, altering its appearance, and giving it new meaning.
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  1. Altered 104: Everything
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    Altered 104: Everything

    How to alter everything, from small boxes and matchboxes to large books and even globes! Learn More
  2. Altered Book: Special Effects
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    Altered Book: Special Effects

    This book shows you many ways to embellish books and pages with an infinite variety of materials to enhance your designs. Learn More
  3. Altered Books Materials Guide

    Altered Books Materials Guide

    Altered books are an exciting artform that you are sure to enjoy. Learn glazing, using alcohol based inks, gilding, crazing and crackling, texturing, making multiple-page layered cutouts, using tags and envelopes, and creating with color. Learn More
  4. Altered Books 101

    Altered Books 101

    Discarded books, paper, glue and assorted embellishments are all you need to start this rewarding craft! Learn More
  5. Altered Books 102
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    Altered Books 102

    Full of fabulous project ideas, this is a must-have continuation of Beth Cote's Altered Books 101. She shares even more tips and tricks. Inside you will find instructions on transfer techniques, suspension, secret windows, peek-a-doors and how to use found objects. Learn More
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