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« on: January 27, 2009 10:09:55 AM »

I have wanted to make an altered book since I first heard about it when I was fourteen. I'm 20. I just feel horrible about ripping up books. When my fiance and I found a box of books that was being thrown out at the library, I told him I wanted to get one, but felt bad. His point was that if I didn't do something, these books were going to be thrown in the dumpster. I would be giving them an new life and purpose as art.

See why I love him?

Anyway, I took one home and finally did a few things. It's only a little...I added a ribbon for a page-marker, and sewed a pocket. Not much, but definitely a first step. I'm going to work my butt off on it, because I want to get it ready for our anniversary in March. I'm giving it to him, he being the one who got me started and all. I just wanted to share, because I'm feeling rather proud of myself. Grin
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009 03:48:27 PM »

Congratulations!  Books are really important, but he's right, you completely brought it to life!  Imagine it being chucked in a chipper instead of you working over it to make it even more great.  Cheesy 

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009 01:19:52 PM »

Heehee - it just feels wrong, doesn't it? I'm thinking about altering some printed books, too. I like the ones that have art done on the printed pages, holes cut into the book to make hiding places, and so on.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009 08:42:30 AM »

You have my sympathies - I haven't done a project involving a printed book yet because I just can't bear the thought. I'm glad you had fun when you finally took the plunge!

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