Glenda on February 6th, 2012

We continue with the Altered Book 101 Series. This time, I would like to explain more about how to change the background of a page using different techniques. Some of the same faux painting techniques for the walls, can be applied to the papers.  SPONGING Sponge: Natural or man-made Acrylic paint thinned down with water [...]

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Glenda on January 11th, 2012

This is the second part of my series about altering books. If you need to read the first part, you can find it here.  Once you have all the pages glued and dried, it’s time to start building them. The first thing you need is the appropriate background upon which everything else will be glued, [...]

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Glenda on December 1st, 2011

In this session we will make the book ready for writing, painting, etc. So..let’s start! 1.     The first question that you need to address is your book theme. What is your book going to be about? Mine is going to be a little bit simple, there are many things happening now and I want to [...]

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Glenda on November 17th, 2011

Hello, I’m Glenda Castillo and I want to invite you to explore with me the art of altered books. This is the first article of the series. Every Thursday, I plan to bring you another tutorial and we will build a wonderful altered book together. Altering a book, changing it a little or much of [...]

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