Thursday, March 21, 2013

Altered Book - I love it

You`ll start by ripping out some of the original pages, which will make room to add elements. I like to  work with hardback books - they are sturdier and stand up very well to the altering process! You can get old books at thrift stores, flea markets or make as I do - I check my own book shelfes to see what speaks to me . I glue together two or three pages and bring on a layer of white gesso on the page, to get the paper primed. Sometimes I glue patterened paper or DIY and non used backgroundpapers on my pages... It´s totally up to you what you make in your book! It´s so much fun and such a cheap way of making art! I like the process of recycling old books and transforming them into something new..and unique! 


Ich mag es alte Bücher als Art Journal zu verwenden. Ich entferne ein paar der Seiten dazwischen um genug Platz für Embellishments und Papierlagen zu gewinnen, damit am Ende das Buch nicht auseinanderquillt. Ich nehm nur gebunde Bücher und zumeist meinen eigenen alten, die ich nicht mehr benötige. Aber auch auf Flohmärkten oder in Second Hand Läden wird man prima fündig.
Ich klebe meistens ein paar Seiten zusammen um das Papier dicker zu kriegen und grundiere fast immer mit weissem Gesso, oder ich klebe übriges ( hat ja jeder Papierbastler) Designpapier oder unbenutze Hintergründe ein. Es ist so einfach, preiswert und die Idee aus einem alten, nicht mehr gebrauchtem Buch etwas Neues, Einzigartiges zu werkeln ist für mich Recycling auf Künstlerniveau!
Ich hab viel Spaß damit!
Art-Journal-Journey


84 comments :

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous work, Susi - I love that stamp of the woman's face and you've used it to perfection here! She looks so beautiful, haunting and haunted. Great stencilling, and the gilding is so fabulous - love it!
    Alison x

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  2. wonderful pages. i love the softness and the gold is fab. x

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  3. wow, das ist ja wahnsinn...ich hab mich immer gefragt wie du das hinbekommst. das ist ne tolle idee und sieht soooo klasse aus!
    xoxo nadine

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  4. Beautiful pages. I really love the ghostly effect of the fave on the left page. Perfect colours x.

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  5. booooahhhh Susi,das ist ja eine hammerseite,und ich bin sprachlos,einfach nur ganz,ganz großartig!!!

    GLG Jeannette

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  6. Wow this is fabulous, love the stamping andv color combination!

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  7. Wunderschön, Susi!

    Einfach nur genial wunder schön!

    Liebe Grüße,
    Claudia xx

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  8. This is soooo beautiful, i realy love it!!!

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  9. Waw what a beautiful pages, I really love it!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  10. mir fehlen (fast ) die Worte. Ein Hammerteil. Die Portraits, die Du leicht in den Hintergrund gesetzt hast in Kombo mit den Stencils, Gold....Ich bin restlos begeistert.

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  11. A beautiful spread...such lovely colors!

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  12. I love working in altered books too - so much possibility. Yours is pretty!

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  13. Einfach Spitze, Susi...
    und wie du das erklärt hast ist klasse.
    Ich danke dir dafür :-)

    Umarmung von Sophie

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  14. Diese Seite sieht einfach genial aus!! Absolut ausdrucksstark. Mein erstes übermaltes Buch ist ja fast fertig. Übermalst du komplett oder lässt du manchmal auch Teile der Ursprungsseite durchscheinen?
    LG Beate

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  15. Supertolle Doppelseite, tolle Details und Farben.

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  16. Eine sehr schöne Arbeit - mir gefällt das Buch ganz toll! LG, Valerie

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  17. Eine tolle Seite die eine Menge Magie ausstrahlt. Unter deinen Händen wird das Buch zum Kunstwerk der ganz besonderen Art.(:o)

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  18. This is wonderful, Susi. I have had my eye on an old book I really must just go for it! I love all the wonderful stamps and interesting elements you have added. Vee xx

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  19. Susi, what gorgeous journal pages!! i love the gold leaves and the butterflies. Beautiful work! I love collage too... xox

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  20. This is a gorgeous journalling page Susi. Love the stamping combination and the leaves. Hugs, Jenny x

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  21. Beautiful, love it. The gold texture is fabulous! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  22. what a gorgeous altered book!

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  23. Great pages! Love the colourcombination!

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  24. Lovely pages! I particularly enjoy the touches of gold and the butterflies. great job!

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  25. Fabulous art so full of wonderful colour and imagery.
    Have a great day.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  26. I repeat gorgeous! your colors are so rich and I can feel the texture, very lovely!

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  27. this is lovely, Susi! maybe when i run out of sketchbooks for my prayer journal, i should try this! i already started an altered book but it's still waiting for me to get back to it.

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  28. Beautiful work and quote. I have never tried to alter a book but your post is very inspirational. I may give it a go :)

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  29. Wonderful pages with so much to admire on them. The gold work is terrific

    Love Chrissie xx

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  30. This is gorgeous! I just love all the gold accents. HPPF and Happy Spring!

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  31. einfach wunderschööööön! :)
    glg, tina

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  32. I started an altered book when Elizabeth of Altered Books gave a course on it but I haven't finished it yet. Plus i have so many hardbound books waiting for me to alter too! Yours is really special! Great job! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  33. Wow! This is a mesmerizing spread, Susi, with its romantic figures and soft colors. Blessings!

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  34. Ooooh, I love it! So breathtakingly beautiful, fine work! <3

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  35. I love the idea of transforming old books into little works of art! I have a bookshelf full of books I've read and hate to part with but are just collecting dust. Thank you for the wonderful idea. Love the colors you used.

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  36. That's a great idea about old books. Your journal is awesome. Very nice work. I may try an old book some time. Thx for the invite. When time allows I will participate in the monthly. Have a great weekend.

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  37. Loving your fabulous mixed media pages, terrific design and such lush layering.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. wowzers! Some beautiful pages!

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  39. Such beautiful work, Susi. I love that face in the upper right. When you transform these books, can you close them when the paint dries or are they left open?

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  40. Dein Designerbuch ist spitzenmäßig gestaltet!!!

    LG Jutta

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  41. what really beautiful pages-love that face image!

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  42. Diese Seite ist so wunderschön, richtig edel und kostbar!
    Deine Recycling Umsetzung macht aus einem alten Buch ein neues Kunstwerk!
    LG Claudia

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  43. Lovely pages, looks like fun!

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  44. Love your golden and mysterious pages with the lovely lady!
    You reminded me that I have that stamp somewhere :)
    Using books for my art journal is a favorite thing...the different papers work differently with inks and paints making it fun and interesting...also nice to have some text peeking out

    These pages are really special and beautiful with a perfect message too!
    oxo

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  45. Love it, love it, love it!
    Fabulous patterns and neutral colors and gold!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  46. diese Seite raubt mir den Atem Susi!

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  47. beautiful job, love the gold texture!

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  48. Lovely work...the gold is wonderful!

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  49. Great altered book art....and nice to "meet" you through Aimee. : )
    Lynn

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  50. I share your love for old books and for transforming them into art pages. Well, I'm not as good in it as you are but I enjoy it never the less :)
    Awesome page here!

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  51. Wow, you have a lot a good comments!
    Will you have one more? :-))
    I looooove the page you made. The face...the colours.
    Really great!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, I don't have much time at the moment for making my little treasures like inchies or atc's, but every now and then there is something new.
    Have a great weekend,
    Henny

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  52. Beautiful! I love the idea of repurposing.

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  53. Rich romantic work!! So beautiful...love the hits of gold in there too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  54. Love the page you have made! The beautiful face, colors you have used are all inspiring!

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  55. fabulous pages... the mix of texture with the smoothness of the gold adds a lot of interest...xx

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  56. I love it too! The colours are fabulous.

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  57. Ohhhh mein Gott, Susi! Ich bin wieder einmal total aus dem Häuschen.....wie wunderschöööööön! Wirklich ein Traum.

    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes WE, meine Liebe.

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  58. I Have several books that I am ripping pages out of at the moment and I will use the book at another time. Loving what you're creating again Do you ever stop? HPPF Dxx

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  59. Stunning pages Susi! Love the colours, the background, the textures, great butterflies, great way to use the wire with the golden leaves!
    Have a nice weekend, greetings, Yvon

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  60. Beautiful pages Susi and i love the stamps and details on it very much.
    Great idea to use an old book.

    Greetings Janny

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  61. Du überrascht mich immer wieder mit Deinen ach so inspirierenden Journalseiten :) die goldenen Blumen inmitten der noch schöneren weissen, einfach göttlich! So eine geniale Seite, die die Zeit für einen Moment anhält....Danke dafür liebe Susi :)

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  62. Very nice pages. Great art.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  63. Wow...beautiful journal, great details!!

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  64. OOH an altered book - I love it! How did you get that delicious gold texture? Just beautiful. Happy PPF (on Saturday!)

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  65. For sure a PIN Susi!!! :-)))
    Wow...this is great, what a lovely creation, so much to see and admire!!!

    Have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

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  66. Boahhhh, einfach klasse...so eine geniale Seite. Supertoll!!!

    LG Carola

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  67. Die goldenen Zweige auf den Journalseiten sehen wunderschön aus! So eine phantastische, magische Wirkung hat das alles!

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  68. Gorgeous!!! Your colors and details- beautifully done!

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  69. Your page looks great. Love the lady and the gold leaves you have added to it.I love altered books too and am constantly looking out buy hardbound stiched books.

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  70. Altered Books, ist ein Project das bei mir auch noch (ganz weit unten) auf der "ich will es mal probieren - Liste" steht.
    Bei der supergenialen Anregung wow Dein Werk ist echt megaklasse! Trau ich mich bestimmt auch bald!
    LG SanDee

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  71. Beautiful pages, love the gold texture :) Have a great day! Shirleyx

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  72. From the stamp you used to the colours, to the texture...just beautiful and so artsy. I love this page, Susi!

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  73. Sieht wirklich toll aus, liebe Susi! Ich finde deine Blumen besonders schön auf dieser Seite...

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  74. Stunning work... Beautiful pages full of wonderful colours & stamping... Love all the textures..Brilliant.. Hugs May x x x

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  75. I love your altered book ideas...one of my favorite arty things to do!! Beautiful!

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  76. wow, this is art!! Really beautiful, the face, the gold, everything, really beautifúl!!

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