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07:03pm 16/09/2009
  I made this for my library's altered book competition (if you live in Baltimore you have plenty of time to enter - I had to submit mine ridiculously early because I will be on vacation). I'm halfway pleased with this - I like the ideas but due to time constraints I couldn't work them as much as I would have liked. When they return the book I can go back and re-work. :)

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There are a few more pics at the flickr set.
New friends always welcome and feel free to check out my blog. ;)
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I'mma newcomer! 
12:40pm 17/02/2007
  'Allo! Just joined the community. I make a lot of altered books and draw and whatnot in my spare time (though I have no pictures of them on my computer yet...stupid camera...)and thought that this would be a good place to get ideas!
Just thought I'd introduce myself...I'll post something that actually has to do with this community when I've done when I have my camera fixed up...

Journal #1543 
01:55pm 23/01/2007
Yes, I used my favorite stamp yet again
Can't help it - I'm addicted. ::smiles::

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First post - please be gentle 
02:05pm 25/11/2006
mood: rejuvenated
Hi everyone,
Ive been lurking around here for a few days and Im really impressed with all the work Ive seen on here.
This is a project Ive been working on for about 6 months. Its an altered copy of "His Dark Materials" by Philip Pullman.

The link to the first few pages in my journal is here, and the other pages are in subsequent journl entries.
Feedback (negative or positive) is welcome!
What I did today . . . 
04:12pm 09/07/2006

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Work in progress:

8x8 canvas with altered book attached
Pages of the altered book contain the Serenity Prayer.

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swap box! 
01:33pm 18/06/2006
mood: artistic
as i was going through my supplies, trying to find new homes for all of the goodies from the recent atc material swap, i came across a bit of assorted this & that which would never be enough of any one thing for a swap. i remembered a swap from a few years back, where one person starts a small box filled with items to swap. they mail it off to the first person on the list, who takes out what they want, and replaces with what they want to swap. the box is then mailed to the second person, and on and on until it comes back to the original person who started it. i would really like to do this, with any kind of assorted bits - especially things that would work well on atcs or altered art.
if anyone is interested, please email me at: lalunadeplata [at] gmail [dot] com


[cross posted to: altered_books, altered_crafts, artcardexchange, artist_cards, mixediart, neo_craftwhores, & swap_atc]
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Sorry about the text only . . . request . . . 
12:01pm 08/11/2005
Would any (or all?) of you be willing to save the used postage off your envelopes for me from a week's worth of mail and send it to me?
I'm working on a project that requires a lot of this and, of course, my household doesn't have enough mail coming in to accomplish this. Help? Email me at writerjennhATaolDOTcom if you'd like to do this so I can give you my address. Thank you in advance!
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So far today... 
02:54pm 05/11/2005
  These are pictures of what I have altered in this book. Pages (31 pics)Collapse )
X-posted to altered_books artsomofo_2005 artbytheinch and of course paintgyrl I was think about mailing this around to have some other people work in it as well. If interested Comment below.
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12:25pm 28/10/2005

Spreading the word about two new communites I'm excited about getting "arty" with:


[x-posted all over the place]

11:30am 23/09/2005
  Nov 15, 2005 BOOK ART COMPETITION Call for slide entries by book
artists. For prospectus please contact: LaPlantz Studios, Box 160,
Bayside CA 95524 OR http://www.laplantz.com
My version of an altered book . . . 
10:35am 21/09/2005

This is pictured hanging above the mirror of my dresser. I need practice with these! Send me your supplies and I'll make you one based on your interests!

[x-posted to my favorite communites]

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12:14am 09/08/2005
mood: creative
Hi, I just joined the community and I also just found out about altered books. Ive been searching alot of sites and such for kind of like...common things I would need for this. Alot of the things I dont know what they are >_>
I draw and paint and such on occasion but I am not a huge art fan and really dont know alot of the terms and names and such of different paint kindes or whatever.
So can anyone give me kind of a starter list of the things I would need? In ah...dumb people language ^_^
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help with a book cover 
10:43am 03/08/2005
mood: confused
I am working with a book cover that has some sort of finish. It's very silky and not easily scratched. Do you think sanding it would work? I'm afraid if I try to glue or paint directly to it that said things won't stick.
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01:27am 18/07/2005

The Art of the ALTERED BOOK:
A unique look at an emerging art form.

NOTICE: July 25th postmark deadline
There's still time to take part in this exhibit; we would need to
have your submission **in hand no later than July 25th in order to
be in publicity write ups, but can recieve works up until the end of

BRIEF overview:
The exhibit includes an opening reception, and an educational
discussion on Altered Books at each location. A two day workshop on
MAKING ALTERED BOOKS will be held at the Fine Art Center Aug 6 and
13, in conjunction with the display. Books will be carefully housed
in glass display cases, or if the artist is willing and prefers, in
a hands on display where viewers my see the book in more detail.
Awards and prizes will be furnished, and a catalog of all entries
will be sent to each participant, along with press release copies
and articles on the display. Books can be for sale or not. No
commission will be charged on sales, however you may opt to donate a
percentage of your sale for the new library building fund for which
this is a fundraiser event. Show will run from August 1 2005 to
September 15 2005. Artists will be responsible for safe delivery of
their book and must include return postage for the same amount along
with complete shipping directions and labels.

Please contact ASAP if you are interested and want the complete details.

For more information and for a registration form email (muddajune@yahoo.com) with "BOOK SHOW" in title

Robin Swaby, President of Art League of Highlands, member IABA
gel medium 
01:26pm 10/06/2005
  So, I'm using gel medium over collages to create a glossy coating/protective layer. However, it still remains kind of sticky. Am I putting it on too thickly or doing something wrong? Do you know how to make it not sticky?  
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04:04pm 24/05/2005

Hi Everyone,

I have the following offer posted in another lj community for old books that I thought would be useful to book artists, such as yourselves:

Old, vintage and Anique Books

Despite the large amount of interest in the other community -- fear not, you have not missed out on anything because there's still a lot left!

Thanks for looking!

01:54pm 23/05/2005
  A Proposal: The Pages Project

First of all, while we are slightly changing the alternative book idea: If you would rather do the book as orignially suggested please email us with your address and we will send you additional information and start the Alternate Book Project as originally suggested. (We already have several people interested in this idea so we will still do this if you are interested in this project. :) )

If you would like to participate in both projects that is welcome as well. An update on the Alternate Book Project would be provided this week. :)

Information about the new project: The Pages Project.

Due to the enormous response and interest in this project we are contemplating an alternative idea to our original suggestion.

We're thinking that each person could mail to us their work, page or pages (any size, shape, color, anything they desire) and we will scan the pages as they arrive and post them. Creatively this allows you to use any media or medium that you want that can still be bound into a book. You can use notecards, any kind of paper, you could make a collage, or even make your own paper. 81/2 x 11 or smaller is recommended for binding reasons.

Since anybody could be sending us pages at anytime your identity will remain anonymous. We will give you our address so it will be both the mailing and return address. That will make it less expensive and faster.

Then at the end we will send everyone a complete pdf file of the project. Of course all the pages will be scanned on the livejournal anonymously and anybody can give feedback on each individual page. We will still assemble and bind the pages into a hardcover book if people are interested in having a copy of the book we will still do that for the cost of producing the book. (This way everyone would have a final copy either in the form of the pdf file or in the form of an actual book).

Based on the number of people already interested, alloting just ten days apiece for production time not counting mailing time it would be a year and a half before there was a final product if we followed the original plan. The final product would be a hard bound book.

We think people would like to see the work sooner. Also the people at the end of the book would not receive the book for an entire year or more.

For the first publication of the Pages Project the deadline is June 6th 2005.

If you are interested in being a part of the Pages Project please comment with your email address included and we will send you our address.

This would be an ongoing project so people who are newly interested can email us at midnight_confessions248 @ yahoo.com at anytime.

If you would rather do the book as orignially suggested please email us with your address and we will send you additional information and start the Alternate Book Project as originally suggested.

If you would like to participate in both projects that is welcome as well. An update on the Alternate Book Project will be provided this week. :)
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10:28pm 13/05/2005
  Hi, I hope that this is not against community rules.

Hi, I am advertising my community. Here is a little about us, please come and check us out and join if you are interested.

Journalling community whose focus is on alternative journalling books, that are sent to members for their contributions and then mailed to the next person. Anonymonity will be preserved in every way possible. The purpose of the books is to provide people with an outlet by which they can voice their fears, desires, secrets, experiences, whatever they feel they can't normally share with people. This idea is loosely based on Post Secret (http://postsecret.blogspot.com/). There will be a minimum of two books circulating through the member pool so that it will be impossible for people to know who they received their book from or who they are sending it to. A place to be truly human, NOTHING, is off limits.

02:22pm 07/04/2005
mood: good
Another Art Journal Community!Collapse )
Altered Book/Art Journal Pages 
06:26pm 15/03/2005
mood: artistic
Here are some of the pages that I've done in my altered book.
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