The idea is to use the beginning book as a springboard for creating a completely new. I am fascinated by the random juxtapositions of words that occur when parts of text are removed to create other stories, or when texts from two sources such as business and religion are combined. Altered books is an art form i have seen for a while now. An altered book artist takes a book old, new, recycled or multiple and cuts tears, glues, burns, folds, paints, adds to, collages, rebinds, goldleafs, creates popups, drills, and bolts it. Most of its themes include people, nature and religion. Friday, april 10, featuring a brief talk by the artist at 6 p.
Altered book art techniques my top five lazy tips youtube. This gallery displays schools and student art projects in our museum and offer exciting lesson plan art project ideas. In my mind, i pictured a book of bright colors and themes that reflected the cheeriness of the title. To make an altered book, the artist takes a book old, new, recycled or multiple and cuts, tears, glues, burns, folds, paints, adds to, collages, rebinds, creates popups, rubberstamps, drills. The material does all these neat things when you iron it, hatzigeorgiou said. Altered book art techniques my top five tips hands up all my impatient and often lazy artists. I try, about every other month, to post pictures on my public domain images page with scans of pictures that people can use in their altered books and other art.
How to make altered books free altered book projects, altered art. A lot of the same info that is in other altered art books, in terms of adhesives and materials like that. But i am in need of a schedule change to accommodate for the upcoming 4th annual altered book art show and auction for the friends of the cooper queen library here in bisbee, az. I named my web site karen s whimsy because i dont feel tied to any one art form. I have a book that i am dedicating to this purpose. Altered arts magazine providing inspiration for altered book and collage artists. Decorating your altered board book by karen hatzigeorgiou. Altered book the art of happiness its been a year, but i finally did some more pages in my altered book the art of happiness.
Artsonia is a kids art museum where young artists and students display their art for other kids worldwide to view. Altered book art techniques my top five lazy artist tips. Jennys altered books simple, straightforward, beautiful technorati tags. This stepbystep tutorial will show you how to alter a small childrens board book to display two pictures inside. Scrap books mini books altered book art pen pals album book handmade books mini books altered book art pen pals album book handmade books. May 27, 2012 karen hatzigeorgiou, original contemporary art in the form of altered books and collage.
Within this collection of altered book resources youll find several free altered book projects such as karen hatzigeorgiou s altered board book and violettes altered journal cover plus additional web resources that explain the altered book process, archiving suggestions, and others that share free projects, art tips, techniques, and. I was questioning if there is an audience for them there, whether a craft. Fun easy way to create a junk journal, smashboopk, art journal or glue book. Since the altered books have returned home from the show at art space vancouver, id been going back and forth about whether or not to list this work on etsy. In order to remember what i had done, after finishing a page, i. I found the book the art of happiness by john cowper powys 1935 at a barn sale near my fathers home in the summer of 2004. In this altered book journal, i play with color and paint and use the books text to create found poetry. Altered art book altered book art, book crafts, altered. Continued on artful journey posted by karen hatzigeorgiou at 1242006 10. Karen hatzigeorgiou she creates an unconventional, contemporary art in the form of altered books and collage.
Karen hatzigeorgiou, original contemporary art in the form of altered. How to make an altered book art journal in 4 easy steps. Karen s whimsy a selection of altered books by a prolific book artist. Hatzigeorgiou used a childrens cardboard book in which the pages are also heavy board that she glued together to make stronger.
When i first decided to learn how to make an altered book, the first one i created was the motor girls on crystal bay. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. Every artist s approaches to altered books differs depending on the artist s craft techniques as well as their conceptualization of just what constitutes an altered book. Altered books have been defined as any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art.
Art and craft projects green libraries libguides at. Books as art detail of missing the point jennifer hibbard altered book 21. I discovered during my research on altered books that they are a form of mixed media artwork, where a book is changed from its original state to an altered state. How to make altered books free altered book projects.
May 7, 2012 karen hatzigeorgiou, original contemporary art in the form of altered books and collage. An altered book is a form of artwork that changes a book from its original form into something else. I need an artist to create a cover page for a scifi book. Valerie yanes explores the world of the bronte sisters in her altered book. Up to now, the books that i have collected in anticipation that they would be one of my altered books did not fit my idea of what i envisioned. One of my all time favorite ways to stay creative and hone my artistic skill is to work in art journals made from altered books and today i am.
The main intention of her work is to intertwine text and jog the imagination. An attendant, simultaneous body of work is shown on the book objects book constructions page. My name is karen hatzigeorgiou, and i create original contemporary art in the form of altered books and collage. Karen hatzigeorgiou, original contemporary art in the form of altered books and. A wide range of techniques borrowed from both traditional and digital art has recently begun to blend into one art form. I often start with a rough idea of something i wish to explore which can be inspired by the objects or materials i have on hand, or by ways in which i want to alter the pages of the book itself through cutting. Dec 11, 2009 brian dettmers book art is so damn good, i don. The first is soft gel medium matte which i use to glue my book pages together and to adhere heavier items to the book. Hundreds of variations of transforming a book into a 3d work of art exist, but most involve cutting into the book in some way and sometimes adding found objects. Buying from galleries faq buying from auctions faq consign with artsy. My approach is to gut the pages entirely and use only the books cover. Facebook group for artists, curators, librarians, students, and researchers interested in artist books and the book arts. Altered book art altered texts artist books lisa kokin. An artists 50year project to alter and deconstruct a.
How to alter a board book by karen hatzigeorgiou altered board books are. Karen hatzigeorgiou offsite link karen michel offsite link. For more tips and techniques on altered books art, see this altered board book tutorial by karen hatzigeorgiou and these altered art projects by tatiana kuzyk. This is my altered book as seen here below, which i had created during my art therapy sessions with mind australia 2016. Mar, 2018 im sharing my favorite altered book art journal with you here today and i am also sharing my top five lazy artist tips for working in them because aint nobody got time for all that prep work. Take a super quick trip with me to my local thrift store and see what i pick up. My fascination with old books and illustrations lead me to create the public domain images part of my first web site at karen s whimsy in 2004. Titled fear the work is by karen hatzigeorgiou and can be found at. The second adhesive i use in my altered books is fluid matte medium which is more liquid than the gel medium and is good for collaging papers. The students will create an altered book out of a book they receive, and complete 6 things in their book, off a list, by using mixed mediums.
I named my web site karen s whimsy way back on 2002 because i didnt feel tied to any one art form. I enjoy playing with color and using vintage images, text, and found objects to inspire me. My idea would be to do a darwin like picture where a human evolves from an ape but doesnt stop with the human. Books as art the astronomers apothecary queens game by karen hatzigeorgiou 22. The astronomers apothecary queens game by karen hatzigeorgiou. It was my first time trying to get accepted into a juried show, and of course, i was a bit disappointed that i wasnt accepted. Creating altered book art is as much about the process as it is about experimenting with the materials ive used to create each work. Choose an objecta cigar box, playing cards, an old album coverand use it as a creative starting point to make beautiful and entirely new items to display and use. Dec 18, 2012 part bookbinding, part bibliovandalism, part mixedmedia collage, and part scrapbooking, the craft of altered books is becoming increasingly popular and recognized as the distinct art form it is. Karen zuk paintings artist and couch potato wannabe in the. Altered book journal art of happiness art journal inspiration. I like to use matte mediums because they dry without a shine.
Altered book and collage artist karen hatzigeorgiou constantly seeks for inspirations through color, texts and vintage images. Books are discussed as an art canvas on which to provide stimulation. People like my work, but i dont think they know what to make of it. Live studio altered books by eliza metz art articles about mixed media and collage. And i like to share what i learn as i progress on my artistic journey. I recently received this question from a fellow altered book artist. As a result, her work intertwines text and imagery in an interesting. This third and final altered book post looks at a few examples of sculpted text and found objects incorporated into the altered book form. Although, i found the examples of work shown in this book to be more inspiring and unique they really stepped outside of gesso and collages on the pages of preexisting books, which ive seen so much of so for that reason this is one of the better books ive read on the subject. See more ideas about altered books, books and book art.
Individual altered book artists share their own online portfolios. Is it just me or does prepping things for forever just put you right off getting started. Karen hatzigeorgiou, altered book artist artist books. Easy to make altered book, junk journal, art journal or. Bad girl disappeared from the joan flasch artists books collection in the late 1990s. Apr 14, 2010 an independent artist is only as successful as the audience who is willing to support and share their work.
The international society of altered book artists altered board books are a fun and relatively easy way to get started into the art of creating altered books. I often start with a rough idea of something i wish to explore which can be inspired by the objects or materials i have on hand, or by ways in which i want to alter the pages of the book itself through cutting, folding, etc. The collages will probably be finished by then and there is nothing pressing about either of those projects. Last nights altered books show and auction was amazing. My book sculptures are small oneofakind artistic pieces created from and. By night and on the weekends i am an obsessed book collector. An altered book is a form of mixedmedia art that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance andor meaning. Everyone loves working in these tiny books and we hope that if you too have been working in abs and want to shake things up a bit, you might like to try a tiny bit of a change in your altered book work.
Hundreds of variations of transforming a book into a 3d work of art exist, but most involve cutting into. How to go about choosing the best book to alter or use for art journaling is actually super simple. In one altered book, the artist used the insulation material in sea dreams to look like seaweed. See more ideas about altered books, book art and art journal inspiration. Just wipe any excess up before it dries or else you will have. My research has taken me in two directionsone has been to read scholarly and anecdotal articles and books about the specific educational and developmental crises the youth are facing, and the other has been to read juvenile fiction that recounts their tragedies and triumphs. Most altered book artists will utilize the existing book as a whole as the source material. An altered book is a book can be found, bought used, or new that is taken and. Altered books for sale on etsy canvas to the imagination. Altered books i alter, appropriate, and combine text from books about religion, history, selfhelp, business and sociopolitical ideology. Photos and descriptions of altered book art projects created by artist karen j.
Apr 03, 2015 the public is invited to an artist s reception from 5 to 7 p. Altered books arent like traditional art, said the 40something. This series is dedicated to exploring the creative process by presenting lectures, films and workshops that focus on art, architecture and design. Any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. If youve never heard of an altered book before, the concept is pretty. The result is a series of complex and visually stunning work. Altered board books are a fun and relatively easy way to get started into the art of creating altered books.
This article examines how altered books can be used in art therapy with adolescents. Van nice on display at the national museum of women in the arts. For them, the pages and their manipulation become the focal point of the piece. Altered board book tutorial by karen hatzigeorgiou altered book. Mixedmedia techniques for collage, altered books, artist journals, and more karen michel on. Altered book journal art of happiness karens whimsy. I need an artist to create a cover page for a kindle formatted book.
I design and create collage art, jewelry, and altered books as the muse strikes. Thank you so much to our artists, our volunteers and of course, those of you who attended and took this beautiful work home. Repetition altered books artsonia lesson plan see more. My technique is in the margins of the dominant trend in altered book art. Some of the books in this round are a mere 2 12 x 2 12 inches. Experiment with creative collage combinations collage. Sanctuary for the book altered books, paper, oil pigment, found objects in a vintage gothic frame 26 x 10 x 2.
Inside youll find a variety of altered books ranging from those that started as childrens board books, to other sewnbinding books that have been used as the basis for painting, collage work, and found poetry. The childrens war since i have submitted three altered books to this years show, i decided that i needed to do some volunteering to help get the show ready, so today i spent about four hours working with my new artist friend, phil, at arts benicia hanging this years arts of the community show. With the growing interest in altered books, book cover collage is a good place to begin experimenting with unusual arrangements of type, color, and imagery. How to alter a board book by karen hatzigeorgiou altered board books are a fun and easy way to get started into the art of creating altered books. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
Altered book art mixed media artist books lisa kokin. You can look at images of my work, read blog posts, or find out a little more about me. An altered book is a published book that has been changed into a new work of visual art through various art processes such as painting, drawing, collage, writing, and embellishment. As a result, her work intertwines text and imagery in an interesting way. A great project for in session art therapy when i was in graduate school for art therapy, i had never heard of an altered book or seen one, and certainly it did not come up in my materials class. For the past 19 years, ive taught language arts to middle school students, the most creatively demanding job i know. Karen hatzigeorgiou, original contemporary art in the form. As in any art medium there are almost as many ways of doing it as there are artists creating them. An altered book is a book can be found, bought used, or new that is taken and transformed through any myriad of processes, including but not limited to. Created at playa, an art residency program in remote oregon, 2015 altered book. When i first started to make altered books, i had no idea how to do it. Live studio altered books from mixed media and collage.
Heres a little bit about me my name is karen julia hatzigeorgiou, and i am the oldest of four girls. Written by john cowper powys 1935 altered by karen hatzigeorgiou 2004. My name is karen julia hatzigeorgiou, and i am the oldest of four girls. An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance andor meaning an altered book artist takes a book old, new, recycled or multiple and cuts, tears, glues, burns, folds, paints, adds to, collages, rebinds, goldleafs, creates popups, rubberstamps, drills, bolts, andor beribbons it. I have entered every year and this can be no exception. Learn how to create a beautiful altered art mixed media keepsake in just one hour. I was born and raised in california and cant imagine living anywhere else. Begin discussion with essential questions show examples of altered books hand out list of options to complete in book and let them choose 2 more if they so choose materials. Altered books and paper art project this was intended for middle.
Karen hatzigeorgiou is at the center of a budding art creating altered books. Book carving altered book tree of wish drzewo zyczen altered book tree of wish drzewo zyczen words are like the tree of life, the roots your thoughts and the branches the the change they make what a beautiful idea. By day, im a mildmannered 7th grade english teacher. Have a peek at dettmers studio over at the donut project. Those books are too small, too thick, pages are too thin or slick, or the biggest problem i have with them. Dec 22, 2016 tom phillipss a humument altered book is printed in its final edition after five decades of the artist s mutations of the obscure victorian novel. Karen hatzigeorgiou she creates an unconventional,contemporary art in the form of altered books and collage. Being a small animal vet i get the chance to meet and paint many peoples beloved pets.93 1487 951 985 942 888 797 709 1381 60 962 105 955 1127 1553 419 147 1331 625 462 984 467 1122 1167 376 15 805 1493 1307 518 1116 461