O’Reilly editor Brian Sawyer took a class on altered books this past weekend and shares with us the techniques and process of creating a work of art from a used book. This craft is quickly gaining popularity as an artform. According to The International Society of Altered Book Artists (ISABA), an altered book is “any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. They can be … rebound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned …and yes! it is legal!” Link.
Getting Started with Altered Books - Link.