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The Altered Books Workshop - Make your own scrapbooks, smashbooks and art journals: The ultimate guide to making upcycled scrapbooks, smashbooks and art journals

The Altered Books Workshop - Make your own scrapbooks, smashbooks and art journals: The ultimate guide to making upcycled scrapbooks, smashbooks and art journals [Kindle Edition]

Mahe Zehra Husain

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Product Description

What you ever wanted to make your own altered book? Or altered scrapbook? Maybe start your own art journal? Have you seen the wonderful altered books shared by artists from all over the world and longed to make your own?

Now you can! With this wonderful workshop that is great for both the inexperienced and experienced altered artists you will learn to start from a bare book headed for the landfill and turn it into a work of art. Your own altered book or altered scrapbook.

The materials used in this book are very easy to obtain since the focus of the project is to upcycle as much as possible. You will be using everything from paper scraps, old tissue paper from presents and bubble wrap to create beautiful one-of-a-kind mixed media background for your altered book. The altered book can also be used as an art journal or a scrapbook if you choose to do so.

This book is more of a 'video book'. The manual has introductions to each chapter and a basic high level view of the techniques covered. The actual fun is in the video link that is provided at the end of the book. This link takes you to an exclusive 2 hour video workshop where you can work along with the author and make your own altered book in one day or less.

In the video you will also see examples of how MZ used an altered book and turned it into a scrapbook. That is a great way to use altered books! Not only do you get a beautiful scrapbook but you also save money since you don't need to buy new ones all the time. An altered book can also be used as an art journal. The sky is the limit. Use your imagination to add your own twist to the techniques shared in this 2 hour plus training workshop and be introduced to the wonderful world of altered art.

So if you have never tried this art form before, now is the time. The videos are fun and easy to follow along with. Almost everything is done in real time with detailed instructions.

We really hope you’ll take the time to go through the book and video workshop and give altered books a try. Trust us, once you do, you’ll be hooked!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3026 KB
  • Publisher: Altered Upcycling (31 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E9POP0S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #382,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

About the Author: Mahe Zehra Husain (MZ) is a mathematician by training and an artist by nature. She has completed her Masters in Operations Research from The University of Texas at Austin, works at a software house and plays with her art supplies! She loves to see things in a different light and is an avid altered artist who is constantly looking for ways to upcycle all the trash around her in an attempt to make the world greener one small craft project at a time. Join her on her upcycling adventures at!

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5.0 out of 5 stars colourful informative and full ofideas 18 Sep 2013
By Maryann Bayley - Published on
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a beautifully presented book, full of innovative ideas.Well presented illustrations, encourages the reader to try the many ideas. clear instructions and easy to follow make this book a delight to look at.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Altered Book Workshop 2 Oct 2013
By witchduck - Published on
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I wish I would have purchased the hard copy and not the kindle copy. It's not easy to use on the kindle.
3.0 out of 5 stars worth the price 8 April 2014
By Hopeypooze - Published on
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this is really a short document that links to a 2 hour video showing how the author makes altered books. Her books aren't like mine would be, but that's ok. She's fun to listen to and it's given me lots of ideas.
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to Upcycle! 8 Oct 2013
By S. Cox - Published on
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Upcycling (or the process of taking discarded items and turning them into something useful) is something of a rage right now, with online sites like Etsy being the recipient of a lot of its output. Husain shows us how to take standard discarded household materials, not only in her illustrated book, but with a companion YouTube video. Lots of fun!
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Innovative! 25 Sep 2013
By Cathy Wilson - Published on
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The Altered Books Workshop is a neat guide that focuses on making the right choices for our environment when creating art. I love the idea of recycling and using your imagination to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of art. My daughter is a budding artists and I could see the wheels spinning as she read through this book. Having a video at the end is also a really nice touch. Great job Mahe!
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