Sunday, April 17, 2011

What is Altered Art?

For me it means the transformation or “alteration” of ordinary, everyday objects into artistic pieces using, fabric, paper, paint, ink, vintage treasures and hand made embellishments.
Altered art has a certain look or style . . . old and faded, vintage, antique, worn and distressed.

When I found these 7 Gypsies book covers I knew just what I wanted to do with them. I LOVE making altered journals! I made this one for a friend to give to her daughter for her sixteenth birthday. There are lots of pages for her to record her feelings and pockets and envelopes for her to hide her secrets.

Here are a few pages from the journal.


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