How to Make Altered Books from Karen's Whimsy




The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay was my first altered book. Some people ask me how I got started making altered books. The first time I saw a picture of an altered book in a magazine, the art form immediately grabbed me, and I knew I had to do that.

The idea of making an altered book was floating around in the back of mind for a while when I saw The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay tucked away on a dusty shelf at a junk shop. I realized that it would be perfect to alter. I basically learned how to make altered books as I created this one. Each time I finished a page, I wrote down my process, my successes, my failures, and reflections and posted them on my web site. It was a way for me to get feed back and encouragement and also a way of helping others learn how to make altered books for themselves.

So come inside and learn from my mistakes with The Motor Girls, and when you're done looking through the pages, you can find out more about how to make altered books in the Altered Books section of my web site. I hope you have as much fun on your artistic journey as I've had on mine.

How to Make Altered Books :: The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay

Written by Margaret Penrose :: Altered by Karen Hatzigeorgiou

How to Make Altered Books :: The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay


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