Alter This!

Radical Ideas for Transforming Books Into Art
Hennessy, Alena (Book - 2007 )
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Alter This!

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Take this book and#133;remake it! Introducing the first guide that not only teaches kids the basics of altered art, but is the very material for creating those personal pieces. That's because this volume, along with dozens of others, is an art project just waiting to happen. With irreverent text and beautiful photography#151;and techniques such as stitching, image transferring, and cutting#151; Alter This! shows children how to turn telephone, picture, and even those boring grammar books into something exciting. Budding artists will decorate pages with collage, paint, stamps, pockets, and pop ups, and transform entire tomes into shadow boxes, picture frames, purses, or tools for passing notes in the hallway. Kids will want to own this book#133;and make it their own, too!
Authors: Hennessy, Alena, 1977-
Title: Alter this!
radical ideas for transforming books into art
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 96 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 x 24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alena Hennessy
Notes: Includes index
Contents: What is an altered book?
Draw over it
Circle poems
Making faces
Spiral jump
Do-it-yourself sticker
List mania
Accordion books
Cover up
Photo collage
Windows to your world
Nature journal
A book within a book within a book
Ribbon weave
Penny painting
In stitches
Favorite found objects
Three-dimensional cover
Inspiration from the page
Passing notes
Calendar book
Travel journal collage
Travel journal landscape
Got game?
Picture frame
Best friends collage
Secret box
Shape your book
Book drawers
Shadow box
Book purse
Book time
Cover relief
Hollow down
About the artists
ISBN: 1579909485
Branch Call Number: 745.593 H515a 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Altered books
Topical Term: Altered books
LCCN: 2006034669
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