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  1. ALTERED BOOKS

  2. HISTORY OF ALTERED BOOKS • Altered books is taking existing books and reworking them into works of art. • Altered books are an old way of recycling • 11th century Italian monks recycled old manuscripts • 19th century old books used as scrap books, family albums, even containing recipes

  3. How to Create an Altered Book • Select a book with sewn / stitched signatures, they are stronger to work with • Old, worn books are great for this project • Choose a theme • Explore a social issue-poverty, homelessness, politics, free speech, etc • Use a character trait-tolerance, commitment, responsibility, respect, etc. • Visually tell another story or poem • Visually tell the story of the book • Use some words from the text to create different messages

  4. Using text from the book to create a different message

  5. Ripped pages

  6. Folded pages

  7. Pasted paper with stamps

  8. Techniques • TAPE TRANSFER • Cut letters of name from magazine • Place letters face up • Place piece of packing tape over the letters • Put tape with letters in a tray of warm water for approximately 15 minutes • Remove from water and gently rub magazine paper off tape leaving ink • Let dry, trim if desired, press into book • Gently burnish tape to blend (burnish is rubbing with a spoon or other hard instrument)

  9. First step in your Altered book • Trace your hand with open or closed fingers on the cover of the book • Fill with patterns and/or textures • Must have at least 5 different patterns and textures drawn with no lines crossing another unintentionally • Paint around the hand and tape on your name from the tape transfer