How to Start An Altered Book Art Journal Free class

Grace Mendez, Art Workshops, Online and In Person

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6 Videos (17m)
    • Intro

    • What To Look For In A Book

    • Where To Find A Book

    • Preparing The Book

    • Preparing The Pages

    • Class Project


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.


Supplies you will need:

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

24 of 25 students recommendSee All

Really interesting!
Christopher M.

Street art artist

Thank you, you gave me some interesting ideas to play with! :)
I love that there were two videos on how to find a book that would work best with this method. And then one on preparing the book and a separate on preparing the pages. I like how each step was it's own video, and it was long enough to follow along with what she was doing.
Tiffin Filion

Trying to be more creative





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.