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 did an acrylic study years ago, based on a photo in the local newspaper. I never liked it well enough to show it to anyone, but I was still intrigued with the subject. So - when I came across it in and old pad of large watercolor sheets, there it was. A reminder of things that didn't measure up. I still had paints out on the work table, so grabbed up the palette knife again and made a new painting out of the old. these are acrylics, but I'm trying to mimic the look of an oil painting, just as I did with the cat. this is a mix of all kinds of paints from my stash. Craft paints, patio pains, glass paints, acrylics, whatever I'm trying to use up before they dry out. I started the renovation yesterday and finished this afternoon. Not that she's really finished. Maybe I'll let her sit another decade and then take another whack.