Rhonda Bell Designs

Rhonda Bell is a mixed-media, fiber, and paper artist living in Austin, Texas. She is editor for All Info about Art Swaps site. A site dedicated to trading and exchanging art. that includes articles on Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), Altered Books, Altered Playing Cards, Art Dolls, Assemblage Art, Art Journals, Collage, Mail Art, Zines, Decos (decorated friendship books), Chunky Books, Greeting Cards, Tags, and other paper crafts.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Altered Book Workshop

Jeri and the gang from AAWA lead a workshop on altered books today at the Artist's Muse retreat. They had lots of examples of books they had worked in:



Here's Jeri with Jean Marie and Sherry, deciding on books to alter:



Kate showed how to make niches in books. She showed us a book in progress that had a niche cut out from the edge the size of box of matches that she is going to use for a drawer. She also showed us a book with a niche that had a class bottle in
the niche:



Linda told us about using a saw to cut your book into different shapes. She also showed us how to do a book with in a book:


Cher showed us how to fold pages to make pockets and other hidden place in our books:


Susan showed us her sample book. She uses it to try different techniques. What a great why to try stuff out before doing it in someone else's book in a round robin!!

Thanks to Jeri, Cher, Linda, Kate, and Susan everyone learned lots about Altered Books and got to look at some great examples!

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