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Altered Art

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Altered art is one of the hottest new crafts--but for the uninitiated, it can seem intimidating. Not anymore, with all the basics outlined in a simple question-and-answer format and shown in plenty of sparkling, detailed how-to photos. Find out the best type of books to alter, as well as the right adhesives and paints to use. As your skill develops, the alteration thrill w ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Sterling/Chapelle
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Wendy B
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arts-and-crafts
One of the more simpler books with projects one can understand and do. I wouldn't mind having this one in my personal library. I really like the project using match boxes.
Theresa Honeycheck
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Inspirational with some good ideas.
Amy Adams
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
I had to squeeze one more book into 2012!

This one was just ok... I'm pretty new to altered art, so I read a few things I hadn't read before, but they were kind of intuitive things, so I don't feel like I actually learned a whole lot. Some of the projects were inspirational, but some of them seemed outdated. For example, there's a project for a books on tape case :/ I realize this could be altered to any kind of holder--books on cd, books in book form, trinkets, whatever, but there just wasn't a
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Jessica
Aug 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: craft-or-quilt
Excellent book for the first time Altered Book Artist. I especially recommend this book for people teaching classes and people wanting to learn the most basic skills for this medium. I found it very helpful.
Kathie H
Jan 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young adults on up
What a fantastic book! You will be itching to start a project, just with old books & supplies you have on hand. This is definitely a book to buy (do not pass Go, do not collect $200). Unique & satisfying for the collage artist & more.
Dolldiva
Jul 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Great book for the alter artist.
Siobhan
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: art
Basic techniques, good for a beginner. While I didn't learn anything new, it's always interesting to view the projects of others.

LoriAnn Kocialski
Aug 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: craft-books
Ok ... kinda "dated" for me.
Jawa
Feb 12, 2014 rated it liked it
This is actually the book that got me into altered art. I think it's a great book for learning the basics.
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Great book for the new altered artist, answers all the early questions!
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