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Table of Contents Introduction 8 How to Use this Book 9 Section 1: Altered Art Basics--10 What do I need to get started? 12 How do I prepare the covers? 19 Should I embellish the cover before beginning the inside? 20 How do I remove pages from inside the book? 20 How do I glue pages together? 20 How do I glue a block of pages together? 21 How can I attach pages without using glue? 22 How do I fold or tear pages to create pockets? 23 How do I add pockets for tags? 25 How do I cut niches, windows, or doors? 26 How do I add paint to the pages or covers? 28 How can I use rubber stamps and ink pads? 29 How do I collage? 30 How do I embellish my work? 31 Section 2: Basic Projects--32 How do I make a book with paint, computer- generated words, and embellishments? 34 Define Yourself How do I make a book by altering only the cover and embellishing the pages? 37 Wrapped in Ribbons How do I make a daily diary with collage and embellishing? 40 Girl's Diary How do I make a keepsake book from a blank sketchbook? 42 Kindergarten Keepsake How do I make an interactive holiday book? 45 Winter Snow How do I make a journal from a composition book? 48 Look Into Yourself How do I work with a mini board book? 50 America How do I work with an old book? 54 Love Notes How can I use only the cover of an old book? 58 Outside the Box How do I turn a shaped board book into a gift? 60 Classy Lady How do I use an old book for a "round robin" with a group of friends? 64 Girls Just Want to Have Fun How do I use a children's musical book to create a baby keepsake? 68 Baby Gift Section 3: Projects Beyond the Basics--72 Use a board book as a story frame 74 Honor Him Make a tiny treasure book 76 Hidden Message Alter a scrapbook album 78 Happy Holidays Use a premade book-shaped papier-mâché box 80 Stationery Holder Make a tag book 82 Dream, Imagine, Create Decorate a books-on-tape box 84 Books on Tape Dress up a photo journal 85 Travel Memories Make a book out of playing cards 86 In the Cards Use a gum or mint tin 88 Gum Tin Pendant Use a matchbox to make a pin or pendant 90 Matchbox Pendant Make an envelope book 92 Garden Seed Saver Make a book for holding tags 94 Garden Fairies Section 4: Gallery--96 About the Author 110 Acknowledgments 110 Metric Equivalency Charts 111 Index 112
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