DIY Network

Altered Book Techniques

Episode DCLB-137

Guest Barbara Matthiessen demonstrates a variety of altered book techniques that anyone can incorporate into a book of their own. Host Jennifer Perkins will play along as Barbara delves into the foundation of creating an altered book by demonstrating how to punch windows, glue book blocks, cut niches, and layer pockets. Then they will decorate the pages of the book using paints, inks, rubberstamps, and beaded edges. Barbara will also demonstrate cutting, ironing, painting and heat gunning a paper-like sheet of artistic spun bonded polyefin to create interesting paper effects, then show us a finished book of her own that includes many of these techniques.

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