Easy Method How to Make Altered Art Books
Altered artist book creator Isobelle Ouzman was featured in The Artists’ Magazine in October 2015 (above) and several blogs. The most fascinating part of her process, for me, is the very simple tools she is using to make such complex work: an X-Acto knife, Sakura Pigma Micron pens, glue or glue stick and watercolours. I love that her style has so much detail and fine lines, like an intaglio etching. I love that she is carving into the book and making it into a bas relief sculpture.
If you feel badly about destroying a book to make art, George Takei shared a photo on Facebook that makes a suggestion on a certain work of fiction that is in abundance which could stand to be upcycled. Get your pencil, pens and X-Acto ready to try this process. There are enough volumes to transform for free or cheap.