I started working on an altered book several months ago. You can read about it HERE. Since then, I work on it sporadically, often clipping out pictures or jotting down ideas for future pages. Sometimes I actually sit down with my Mod Podge and work for hours. Time has a way of disappearing when I work on my altered book…
I thought I’d let you see a few of my latest pages.
I made two pages from the Christmas cards I received. I love love love the holidays and wanted to have a section in my book devoted to Christmas.
For the next page (below) I cut Christmas cards into circles. As you can see I did it freehanded. The edges aren’t neat and perfect. They don’t need to be. I like the idea of having my cute neighbor kids’ faces in my book.
Below is my “Me” page (front and back). I’m still working on this one. Or maybe it’s finished. I’m not sure.
I also added a calendar insert to my altered book to make it practical as well as inspirational. This year I am planning out my blog posts and other writing three months in advance. As you can see, I change my mind a lot, but I do feel more organized.
I’m working on a few other pages in the garden and kitchen sections of my altered book, but I’ll show you those later.
Grace Grits and Gardening
P.S. I have an Altered Book board on Pinterest. Take a look at the possibilities.
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
― Vincent van Gogh
Gary Henderson says
I apologize in advance. 🙂
If you were to write a book about making altered books, would it be an Altered Book Book?
And if you then altered THAT book, would it be an altered Altered Book Book?
Yes, I’m sober. Why do you ask? 🙂
Talya Tate Boerner says
Yes, yes, it would be an altered altered book book.
Funny funny are you:)
Lora @ Crazy Running Girl says
What a cool idea!!
Love the altered book idea! Totally doing that for a my ideas book!
Dorothy Johnson says
I’m still intrigued with this idea and have been thinking of doing one myself. You make it look so inviting. I will definitely be looking at your Pinterest board.
I have always been in love with this idea, but I have never actually started. I can’t bring myself to cut my favorite magazines or deface one of my books!