Altered Art

Altered Books and Other Altered Art

Altered book art combines several types of artistic techniques into one unique art form. Starting with a book base, the artist tears away pages and then adds their own creative expressions through rubber stamping, scrapping, collage, photomontage, and writing. Explore these altered book and other altered projects to get started with your own works of art!

Create Your Own Altered Art in 60 Minutes!

Learn how to create a beautiful altered art mixed media keepsake in just one hour!

How to Alter a Board Book

Altered Board Books are a fun and easy way to get started into the art of creating altered books. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to alter a small children's board book to display two pictures inside.

Making an Altered Journal Cover

Using altered art techniques, learn how to make your own funky journal cover using a foam core base. Or, improvise this project onto a book cover to make an altered journal book.

How to Make an Altered Purse

Books aren't the only thing you can make altered art from. Artist Violette shows you the exciting process of transforming an old purse into a new creative work of art that you can still use!

Book Cover Collage

A segment of the "How to Collage" series explains how to apply collage to a blank (or existing) book cover as a primer into the world of altered book art.