Wednesday, 4 February 2009

"Love Story" altered book Tutorail by Christina Clouse

Well with Valentines day about a week and half away, now is the time to get started on those special handmade gifts for the loved ones in your life. This altered book project is that special something to make and customize to your liking. Its not only good for Valentines day, but perhaps a special Anniversary or even just a birthday. The very talented Christina Clouse(Be sure to check out her blog, its full of amazing work she creates)has put together this beautiful tutorial using an old recycled hard cover book, so its somewhat Eco friendly as well and inexpensive :) Thank you Christina!

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Supplies Needed:

Optional Supplies:

Vintage book

Craft knife

Wet glue (pva or similar)


Foam brush(es)

A brayer

A ruler

A pencil

A photo (or photos) that you love

A sense of adventure

Papers and other pretty ephemera

Rubons (use up that stash!)

Ribbons, lace, fabric...

Chipboard pieces


Spray inks or watercolors

A Nail file or sanding block

A heat gun


Lisa said...

she oozes with wonderful-ness!!! i love her and this book idea is awesome!!

Christina C. said...

oh it is SO lovely!

thankyou so much patty!

jen renee said...

DUDE... this is soooooo good. what an awesome tutorial. thanks, girls!

Marisa said...

I love it, I will so be giving this a go...what a fabulous tutorial!!!

Ruby Claire said...

I absolutely love this!!
I have already given it a go and it's on my blog if you want to have a looksee! Thanks so much! Christina is one talented woman!

cynthia said...

Awesome tutorial!!! Christina is one talent!!! WOw.

Anonymous said...

this is wonderful. i am teaching altered books to my students and always searching for new ideas.

Danielle Combs said...

I hope you don't mind me linking to this post on my blog. Excellent tutorial. You're both talented gals. Thanks for sharing.


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