Altered Art: Techniques for Creating Altered Books, Boxes, Cards & More

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Lark Books, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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A fast-growing craft trend, handled by experts.

Choose an object—a cigar box, playing cards, an old album cover—and use it as a creative starting point to make beautiful and entirely new items to display and use: that’s “altered art,” and it’s the fastest-growing trend in the craft world today. Here is the first book to explore the full range of its possibilities, from turning a vintage board game into a nostalgic wall hanging to creating whimsical art dolls from children’s blocks. Take a look at the artistic traditions that inspired this movement, and see how to use the crafter’s familiar tools, materials, and processes in entirely new ways. Paint, collage, pierce, sew, and cut the pages of an old book. Change an ordinary candy tin into a charming decorative storage case with paper scraps, metal grommets, and paint. The possibilities are infinite. The author lives in Asheville, NC.

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User Review  - jenspirko - LibraryThing

Tremendously inspiring! A range of techniques and media with lots of instructions, material tutorials and galleries to encourage and inspire. Highly recommended for beginning and advanced artists in the altered/mixed media fields! Read full review


User Review  - cgleason -

I would have preferred more pictures of actual altered art however the author gives valuable practical tips regarding the creative process finding inspiration designing fabricating that are very helpful. I would recommend this book. Read full review



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Terry Taylor lives and works in Asheville, NC as an Editor and Project Coordinator for Lark Books. He is a prolific designer and exhibiting artist, working in media from metals and jewelry to paper crafts and mosaics. He has appeared on TV shows like Home Matters and The Christopher Lowell Show.

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