I know it’s sinful to deface a book. But, if you think about it, an altered book is recycling a volume that no longer has value to a reader. And yes, there are out-of-date books no longer read such as Encyclopedias or textbooks on antiquated subjects.
Here is the before picture of the original book.
Here are a few of the ‘before’ pages from the book.
I added Gesso which makes the individual pages stronger and ready for embellishment.
|glue individual pages together|
|add words and paint|
|3-D heart page|
The after cover. Some of the original artwork and lettering still peeps through.
Have you ever made an altered book or art journal?
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.