Tuesday 17 February 2015

Altered Book

I saw one of these on the Spellbinders Booth at CHA in Anaheim and was determined to try this for myself.

I have to be honest and say it took a little while to do but I love the end result.


I loved the distressing and gold leaf work, it does you good to get your hands dirty once in a while.


Curling the pages, finding something to go inside the book and stringing some beads, metal button and some hessian to make a bow, a bit of die cutting and some punch craft.

Jak Signature


Wendy L said...

It looks great. I see these vintage, shabby chic things and love them but I cant do them for some reason, xx

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Hello Jak, I love it and it is something I have been going to have a go at but never got round to doing. You have done an amazing job...
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx
"Lady Anne's Paper Dream's Blog"

Dawn said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Well worth all the work Jak! I love all the vintage looking bits & pieces too!

Maryann Laursen said...

And it looks absolut fabulous too. I have seen more like this too and also made a few different kinds, but never anythig like this thoug, but maybe this should be my next try in the book world? Love how this ended up.

Linda Simpson said...

Looks amazing Jak, loving the design and gorgeous embellishments.
Linda xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Looks stunning Jak, I love the birds. I've been meaning to do something like this for a long time now, maybe now is the time to start looking for a book to use.

Sue xx

jane stillman said...

Absolutely amazing Jak, love all the detail

Elizabeth said...

Very, very nice !

terrie said...

This altered book turned out fantastic...you did an awesome job
Well done Jak

Anonymous said...

Hi Jak
Wow, this is really stunning & looks absolutely amazing & although it took you a while to do I bet your really proud with the result you very talented lady...
Well done you
(P.S. when will mine be ready for posting !!)

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Sandra H said...

Wow this is pretty awesome!!

Marion Bull said...

Love these, can never get them quite right myself but you might inspire me to have another go! Well done!
Marion B xx