How to Create an Altered Antique Book

Create a one-of-a-kind altered piece using an old book.

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How to Create an Altered Antique Book
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Cut images of flowers, birds, butterflies, etc. from patterned paper.  Ink edges with coordinating ink colors.   Just a note, when cutting images, you also want to cut leaves for filler.

Cut images of flowers, birds, butterflies, etc. from patterned paper. Ink edges with coordinating ink colors. Just a note, when cutting images, you also want to cut leaves for filler.

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Open your book to the center and begin layering.  You can paint your book at this step if you desire.

Open your book to the center and begin layering. You can paint your book at this step if you desire.

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Continue to layer flowers and images building layers.  Be sure to use foam adhesive to make your images stand out.

Continue to layer flowers and images building layers. Be sure to use foam adhesive to make your images stand out.

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You can also add 3-D paper flowers to your design.  It really adds a bit of interest.  These were made using the Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" cardstock flower sheet.

You can also add 3-D paper flowers to your design. It really adds a bit of interest. These were made using the Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" cardstock flower sheet.

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You can add as many or as little flowers and embellishments as you like.  Remember to make it your own.

You can add as many or as little flowers and embellishments as you like. Remember to make it your own.

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Once you have the layers and shape you desire, you are done.  Enjoy!

Once you have the layers and shape you desire, you are done. Enjoy!

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