Altered Book

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That my fingers still work. What advice would you give someone starting this project? don't choose a book with 1000 pages! Invest in a SHARP knife. You can only cut through a few pages at a time. Very tedious. Also, it was difficult to maintain the pattern shape all the way to the end because I was too lazy to trace the apple shape on each page. I kept using the previous pages as a guide. By the end of the project it was so lop-sided on top that i ended up cutting it in half and making a tall one and a short one! this picture is the short one. The tall one I decided to ink the edges red. I used a stick for the stem(hot glue) You have to play with it to keep all the edges from opening up but I think I'll glue a couple of coffee beans onto the two pages that keep spreading. They'll look like apple seeds : )

What you will need

  • A discarded book
  • xacto knife

Q&A with suzycue

lou_stamp228785 asked:
so-o-o-o clever !!!!
suzycue answered:
Thank You! I don't know who dreams up this stuff but I love it!