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Altered books are a great way to create an art journal. It’s recycling, in a way, but with lots of added benefits.
Drink up these videos for ideas!
The next one is a lovely demonstration by Art by Silas. It shows how to create a mixed media artist’s journal. It includes torn paper collage – one of my favorite techniques. And it’s a good way for a beginner to get art journaling ideas. (The video is about five and a half minutes long.)
Here’s the video:
If you like this video, be sure to see Silas’ other videos at YouTube. She has a delightful sense of style.
The next video features a style almost 180-degree different from Silas’ style. Dana S’s altered book is somewhat dark, Steampunk-ish, and a bit Goth. I love the variety in it!
And here’s Karen Gaunt’s “lazy” tips to altered book art journaling. If you want to cover pages quickly, her tips can be very useful.
And finally, if you want to go extreme with your altered books, check this next clever concept… a book with added drawers!