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By Dorothy Simpson Krause

Discover what occurs if you upload artmaking and bookbinding together.

With Book + Art, discover the fundamentals of surfaces, photos and phrases with a purpose to create provocative artistic endeavors with layers of which means. no matter if you are changing a pre-made ebook or developing your individual, the following you will find either the guide and the foundation to get it performed. as well as studying mixed-media techniques—such as the best way to age paper, move pictures and make your individual monoprints—you'll accept step by step guide for varied publication buildings including:

  • Single-fold and bi-fold books
  • Simple and prolonged accordions
  • Perfect bindings
  • Side-sewn books
  • Single- and multiple-signature books
  • Boxes
  • Unbound collections

Add the artwork of the publication and the e-book as artwork for your personal artmaking repertoire at the present time and begin making your personal significant artists' books.

Foreword by way of Judith A. Hoffberg, Editor and writer of Umbrella.

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Whatever your choice, it should be a book you are willing to transform or adapt for another purpose. Altering an existing book gives you Manuscripts Illuminated, 2002, 52 pages, 63⁄4" 5" (17cm 13cm) Altered book in removable leather paperback cover. Made from a textbook found in Ireland and slipped into a tooled leather cover designed to hold a paperback novel, the pages were collaged as I traveled with images extracted from reproductions of illuminated manuscripts and a box of Celtic rubber stamps.

It can be hung, or made of paper or board heavy enough to stand, and it can also function as an object. Glue or adhesive as needed Pencil Folder Ruler Snap-blade or craft knife 1 2 1. Choose images or items that tell a story or make a comment. I decided to use pieces from an unfinished print and a few collages using old photographs and quilt squares. I called the piece Remnants. 2. Decide on a size, determine the center of the board, score with a folder and make a fold that will function as the spine or hinge.

2. Place a small piece of artwork on the cover, similar to what you have done in the book. Or glue a small object or bit of ephemera to the surface with a heavy-bodied craft adhesive. The corrugated cover of Bennington was embellished with a scrap of rusted metal and a bottle top found in the workshop parking lot. Bennington, 2000, 100 pages, 81⁄4" 51⁄4" (21cm 13cm) Pastel and pencil in purchased blank book with brown paper and corrugated cover The pages in this book had the quality of brown paper bags.

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