Altering books can be a great adventure. There are no rules, no rights and wrongs. There are infinite ways to use all your favorite art supplies and skills to alter an old book. I hope you visit often. Please feel free to use any ideas and tricks you pick up here. I do this for fun, not for profit! One of my best tricks is - if you mess up a page, tear it out! Start a new page. That's "my way".
I recently added the mail art component here. What could be easier or more fun than making a post card and sending it off to a friend? Or to a stranger?
I recently downloaded a bunch of art workshops that were offered for $5 apiece for one day only from Northlight Books. I'm so glad I opened their email that morning, because these are great. Watercolor, mixedmedia,, colored pencil, gouache, and drawing workshops. Expensive ones too, but just $5. The first one I watched was on colored pencils. I had recently taken part in a Webinar on Colored Pencils and it left a lot to be desired in instruction and this answered many of my questions. So, last night I opened a new package of pencils and tried them on some black paper. Lulu was sitting on my foot stool, posing, so I just had to sketch her. I'm going to enjoy more of this pass time as it packs well and does not take a lot of room.