Altered Books

28 Jul

I’ve been thinking a lot about making a scrap book or at least having a more physical and creative way to record my life.  There’s so much going on and so many amazing things that I don’t want to forget.  Most of my arts and crafts projects on Pinterest are all of books and other little things.  I love hand made things, but I’m not really the kind of girl that likes clutter (I’ve even thought about opening an Etsy shop so I had somewhere to get rid of my little creative necessities.

I came across altered books today (I’ve always loved the word “altered.”), and I kind of think these may be the answer to all of my problems.  I can still do all of the arts and crafts I want, and I can create pages to commemorate my life.  The best part is, I can create as many altered books and keep them all neatly stored in a book shelf.  They’ll be on display and tucked away at the same time.

Another great reason for channeling my energies into altered books is the cost value of it.  Usually altered books are (extremely) mixed media, so I can use what I have, and not stress about having to go out and buy a lot of stuff and find places to store it all.

I’m kind of nervous too though!  All of the pictures and things I’ve seen are so beautiful, and I hope that I can make some beautiful things too!  Maybe I should consider an “altered book” group to learn the ropes.

I think one of the real challenges will be adding my life into it… and the fact that I’ve never done anything mixed media before…

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