An altered book can be many things, this one is folded purely as a decoration. Altered Eclectics is a challenge blog for altered art and recycled items, pop over and take a look at the amazing things that the team have made with tins, boxes, clocks and CD's.
I have folded this book with my craft name in it. There were a few pages either side of the name that were spare, these can either be cut out as long as there are only a few, or disguised as I have done.
Once the name was complete I stuck a piece of black card over each page facing the name, then coloured the page edges with a black alcohol marker. This book didn't need a ribbon to hold it at the right angle, it just seems to sit happily as it is.
The outside hard cover has been decorated with Chinese paper cuts that I have had since I was a teenager, they are stuck on and covered with Decopatch Matt medium although they do appear to be a little more satin than mat. There was a little colour run from the paper cuts but on a black book it doesn't show.
The spine has a long peel off of cherry blossom over a black card panel which covers the printed spine of the book. There are also some small peel offs on the corners of the black inserts to tie it all together.
Come over and join us at Altered Eclectics with your altered creations, we love to see what wonderful things can be made from cast offs.
I would like to enter my book in the following challenges:
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes