Altered Book Backgrounds

What are altered books? They are artworks created by an artist in an already published book. The artist can cut, tear, sew, paint, pasted and change the book from its original intent into an artistic work. One of my first efforts at getting back into art has been working on altered books.

I have taken “live” and online classes in altering books. If you want to dive more into the subject, visit Go Make Something’s altered books page and read “A Crash Course in Altered Books.” This site is run by my teacher Lisa Vollrath, who also is involved in Ten Two Studios. She is a great inspiration!

Below are some painted backgrounds for altered book layouts. I did these while taking a online class “A Year of Altered Books.”

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