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Altered Books 102: Beyond the Basicsby Beth Cote
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Full of fabulous project ideas, this must-have continuation of Altered Books 101 goes beyond the basics and puts you on a creative path to absorb, learn and experiment. Professional artist Beth Cote assembled a talented design team and invited them to contribute their own personal imaginative visions and creative pathways to altered art. This advanced book skips the beginning techniques and goes straight to the basics of paper engineering. You will learn advanced techniques such as how to make pop-ups, parallel folds, fiber tents, stacked windows, pull tabs, suspended images, spinners, stucco doors, crackled covers, clever cages, computer art, membrane transfers, tape transfers, tissue paper castings, cemented backgrounds and many others. Get mini lessons on how to use craft store materials such as molding paste, walnut ink, oil pastels, gesso, fluid acrylics and Pinata Inks, plus how to install eyelets, rivets, nailheads and grommets. See how to work with metals, ribbons, chiffon, vintage beadwork, rubber stamp images and machine stitching. And that's not all. Learn the secrets to collage... finding the materials, where to start, how to alter collage materials and how to make your own backgrounds.
Working with fabulous artists from around the country, Beth Cote shows us dozens of fascinating projects and techniques like pop-ups, image transfers, eyelets and sewing to make your altered books better than ever!
Full of fabulous project ideas, this is a must-have continuation of Beth Cote's Altered Books 101. She shares even more tips and tricks. Inside you will find instructions on transfer techniques, suspension, secret windows, peek-a-doors and how to use found objects.
This book gives you new ideas for pop-ups, pages, and image transfers. Learn to combine rubber stamps, inks, gels and glazes with photos, vintage images, legacy collage papers and clever embellishments to create terrific altered books.
About the Author
Beth Cote is a professional artist who works with mixed media and book arts. She travels across the country teaching paper arts workshops.
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