How to Start An Altered Book Art Journal

Grace Mendez, Art Workshops, Online and In Person

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6 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:33
    • 2. What To Look For In A Book

      1:58
    • 3. Where To Find A Book

      0:35
    • 4. Preparing The Book

      5:45
    • 5. Preparing The Pages

      5:53
    • 6. Class Project

      1:47
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About This Class

Take a discarded or a used book and transform it into a one of a kind sketchbook for your artwork.

You will learn:

  • What to look for in a book
  • Where to find a book if you don't have one already
  • How to prepare the book
  • How to prepare the pages

You will also see a few examples of completed pages for inspiration.

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Supplies you will need:

  • Used book
  • Clear, white or black gesso (dickblick.com is one of my favorite art supply stores)
  • Discarded plastic gift or hotel key card
  • Water
  • Paper towel