We are enjoying Altered Book Month at the Altered Arts Magazine Blog! So many wonderful ideas and tutorials. I hope you've visited us!
I am showing a journal I made with sponsor products, back in September. This is an empty book that is just a book. Wonderfully empty pages inside! Just waiting for something to be written on them. But books like this don't have to stay plain. Altering the cover is a fun way to make a plain book your own.
- Kunst & Papier Journal
- 7 Gypsies Collage Tissue
- Prima Marketing Flowers and Ink
- Canvas Corp. Tag and Rope
Gather your supplies.....
Take out just one piece of the collage tissue. The sheets are super big and there are a lot in the pack. Get your gel medium and a paintbrush. Paint a thin layer of gel medium on the journal and place the tissue on top. You can also collage the tissue onto the cover. Either way it's a fabulous look.
After it is dry, rub the ink all over the tissue.
The ink is a subtle way of brightening the journal up. The collage tissue is called "Life" and I circled all the "Life" words on it. I also circled a few other words. I added some gauze to the lower center of the journal and a piece of rope. Then I placed the canvas tag on top, some corrugated cardboard and a little tag. I glued the other piece of rope to the back. Some gauze and flowers on the left, and a few paperclips on the right were the finishing touches. I use this as a handwriting journal.
So, is this an altered book. or is it just a decorated book? Is it good the way it was or did you hear it asking for a make over too?
Keep visiting the Altered Arts Magazine Blog. There are lots more Altered Book posts to come!!