How to Start An Altered Book Art Journal

Grace Mendez, Art Workshops, Online and In Person

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6 Videos (17m)
    • Intro

      0:33
    • What To Look For In A Book

      1:58
    • Where To Find A Book

      0:35
    • Preparing The Book

      5:45
    • Preparing The Pages

      5:53
    • 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

74 of 75 students recommendSee All

A great start. Good tips. Organized.
Great overview of how to prepare book pages, I especially liked the one on gesso. Thanks so much!
This was amazing. I feel so inspired! Thank you!
Carrie DeNicolo

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Grace Mendez

Art Workshops, Online and In Person

Grace Mendez helps people who want to bring creativity into their lives through art workshops, online and in person. She loves chocolate, nature and salsa dancing. BA in Visual and Public Art and Certified Zentangle Teacher.

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