Posted: Monday, August 2, 2010, 3:33 pm
What better place to record your private thoughts than in a journal you make yourself?
During Book Art, which is scheduled on Saturday, August 21 at Northwest Library, teens can express themselves by designing and sewing a journal as unique as their own thoughts. Using either paper-folding techniques or functional or decorative stitches, participants will first learn different ways to hold their book together. Then, the decorating fun begins!
Those attending Book Art also have the option to create their own new work of art from discarded hardback books. The concept of altering books starts with actual books, but then you paint, draw or collage over existing pages. Glue pages together; draw attention to specific words, sentences or paragraphs; or use decorative items to create something unique. The only limit is your creativity!
Check out the following more ideas and inspiration:
- Alter This: Radical Ideas for Transforming Books into Art
- Mixed-Media Books: Dozens of Experiments in Altering Books
- Making Journals by Hand: 26 Creative Projects for Keeping your Thoughts
- Creating Artists' Books
- Visual Chronicles: The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos, and Altered Books
Book Art starts at 2 pm. Registration is required; please call 614-807-2626.