Altered 104 Everything!

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How to alter everything, from small boxes and matchboxes to large books and even globes!
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How to alter everything, from small boxes and matchboxes to large books and even globes!
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Being asked to select a book to review from titles published by Design Originals and Fox Chapel Publishing was challenging because there are so many books in their publication portfolio. However, when I saw Altered 104 - Everything! by Beth Cote, I knew had to choose it.

Altered art is a broad term that encompasses many styles and genres of art. Simply stated, it gives new life to utilitarian items through the application of artistic techniques. Altered art may serve a functional purpose, as well as being a creative and artistic piece.

Altered 104 - Everything! is a book that is for all levels and types of artisans. Whether you have been altering items for many years or you want to try it for the first time, this is the book for you.

This book has more than 50 projects that provide both intrigue and inspiration, while also helping you put meaning into your art. It is filled with photographs, detailed supply lists, step-by-step instructions, helpful tips and inspiring quotes.

You will find colorful projects with instructions to design a necklace out of a mint tin, create a jewelry box using an old book, make a poem book using coasters and a can, update an old lamp and shade, create collage letters, alter a globe and so much more.

There are so many projects in Altered 104 - Everything! that I had a difficult time choosing which one to do first. Some projects caught my eye immediately - altered luggage, tote bag from a book cover, book clutch purse, exposed binding book and school days album. But the one that really spoke to me was the chess set. When I saw it, I knew I had to make one and I had the perfect item to use.

A couple of years ago I purchased an old folding table at an auction for $3. It is much larger than the board that Beth used in the book, but I thought it would make the perfect Steampunk inspired game table.

Steampunk Charity Wings, Vintage Treasures, and Be Stylish stamp sets designed by Candy Rosenberg for The Rubber Café and the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante paper collection with coordinating Time Flies stamps by Hampton Arts made making this project fun.

Altered 104 - Everything! is such an inspiring book. Now, I want to either alter these chess pieces or create some using gears and bolts. I already bought glass stones to make checkers. The book includes instructions to do that, as well as how to make watch part, rusty nails and button checkers.

This book is full of inspiration and will have you making altered projects in no time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574215496
  • Publisher: Design Originals
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Cote is a professional artist who works with mixed media and book arts. She travels across the country teaching paper arts workshops.
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