I have filled it with treasures from my paper stash, punched circles, added an accordion pocket in the back, added a couple of pockets throughout, painted the cover (more to do to finish that part of it) and reinforced the pages with masking tape.
I found an old hippy cookbook recently at a sale and thought I would share some of the pages in this book!
Magazine pages, notebook paper, recipes and more!
After removing many pages from the original signatures I decided to reinforce the binding inside with masking tape. I love the color of masking tape.
Of course I can't resist adding a McDonald's french fry bag as a pocket to add all the circles I cut out!
I will be painting the pages towards that back that I have glued together to make a little bit thicker. I want to add just a little bit of color to get the inspiration rolling!
These two pictures are details of the accordion pocket I added in the back of the book. I will add a few pieces of ephemera to use as you will.
Even after taking many pages out of the book, in the end it is still fairly bulky but I will add a band around the book to help keep the goodies inside!
I am very pleased with the way this altered book has turned out. I am going to try and finish it so that I can post it in my shop as soon as possible. I have others in the works as well. I will share them soon!
Soon I plan to try my hand at Youtube! I feel like you can see and experience the details of my art and altered books a lot better that way. But we will see! Not sure I have the nerve to be on camera!