Tag: altered books

18 Aug

Altered Books: Experimenting with Book Bursts

I recently picked up a copy of The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti at Oscar’s Art Books, and last week I began exploring some of the projects from its pages. I was drawn to the elegant simplicity of these book bursts, which are made from cutting a book into sections and then folding the pages. […]

04 Aug

Upcycled Collage: The Wading Birds

The bird collages made from upcycled materials continue this week with three new pieces almost completed. This is the first of the three, and also my favorite of them all. The canvas for this collage is the cover of a wooden box, the rest of which I used earlier this year in another mixed media […]

30 May

Altered Book: Thumbelina

Memory is a funny thing. As I began to write this blog post I suddenly remembered a song from my childhood about Thumbelina sung by Danny Kay. I haven’t thought about it in ages, and it certainly didn’t occur to me while I was working on this book. The Thumbelina book is the fifth and […]

19 May

Altered Book: Three Little Pigs

Do you remember the paper cut Big Bad Wolf I shared a few weeks ago? Well these are the Three Little Pigs altered books that go with him. I decided to make each of them their own house from a book – one of straw, one of sticks and one of bricks. When these are […]

09 May

Altered Book: Four & Twenty Black Birds

Normally I photograph and share new work as soon as I’ve completed it, but lately I’ve been too short on time to do so. I’ve still been working away on the Fairy Tale series of altered books and just put the finishing touches on the fifth (and final) one today. The book I’m sharing with […]

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