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?
A few of my art friends and I are taking the Strathmore Mixed Media Workshop. I've signed up before but never followed up. I think my friends did the same. But this time it was so inspiring, with the artist showing such freedom of motion that we wanted to try out some of his ideas. So, here is my first one. He started out with water soluble crayone loose sketch. Then some water to activate the colors, and then some paints. All done standing at the easel (table top in my case) and trying to remain loose. Finally going in with some detail, just enough to define some parts of the image. this is nowhere as loose as his was, and I only used guache instead of acrylics, so it is not as wonderfully bright and colorful as the cow he painted. I thought for fun I'd paint subjects that I have not painted before. Who knows what might happen? If I want to work outside my comfort zone, then I'll just go for it.
Then I tried a second one. A lion. Yes, it is. I know it looks a lot like my little lulu's face, but that's just the way it is. I might finish it later. Or not.