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The Altered Book Scrapbook

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Combine two of the hottest trends in crafts—altered books and scrapbooking—and you get an exciting technique that’s sure to be a hit. Just take an existing volume and add embellishments until it’s transformed into your own personal scrapbook. Susan Ure—a frequent guest on The Christopher Lowell Show—shows exactly how it’s done, from choosing the right book to alter to crea ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published May 28th 2006 by Sterling/Chapelle (first published 2006)
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This one is perfect for Altered Book beginners, it makes the technique very approachable! Good balance between many photos, some description and then basic how-tos and simple materials lists. The Altered Books and interior pages shown are very appealing with good solid design principals yet simplistic enough in execution to not be overwhelming and are not overdone with the more expensive or scarce types of ephemera or requiring excessive digital embellishments/photoshoppery skills required. Many ...more
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I am new to altering books so this book was interesting and helpful to me. I like how different artists' works are used to illustrate ideas, styles and techniques, which can be used for art journaling too. The instructions are simple and clear. I like the tips (especially those on extending the longevity of your creations) and list of materials needed for the projects.

Those looking for detailed directions and advice on layout and design may be disappointed. The book encourages you to "express yo
I'm still undecided as to if I want to try altering books to turn them into scrapbooks or not...
It seems pretty cool, but I thought that the example layouts were far too decorated. It sort of threw me off, I think...
This book has inspired me to make these for my family and friends when they have milestones in their lives. A very cool book.
not exactly what i thought it woul be, but the idea of using old book pages as backrounds is great
I am glad I took a look at it but it really didn't give me any useful information.
Jun 05, 2008 Adriana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone starting off in altrernative art books
Recommended to Adriana by: Found it at the library
Great ideas and tips on new Altered Art Book Techniques.
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