I'm attempting to keep an updated listing but if you know a good altered art book that I have missed, please let me know. You will find links to arts and crafts magazines lower down on the page.
Watch for the "new" sign. It indicates an altered art book that is newly published, or that can be ordered ahead of publication date.
Altered Art Book
- Alphabetica: An A To Z Technique Guide For Collage And Book Artists
by Lynne Parella
- Altered Art for the first time (For The First Time) by Madeleine Arndt
- The Altered Book Scrapbook by Susan Ure
- Altered Art : Techniques for Creating Altered Books, Boxes, Cards & More by Terry Taylor.
- Altered Board Book Basics and Beyond: For Creative Scrapbooks, Altered Books and Artful Journeys by Jan Bode Smiley.
- Altered Book Collage by Barbara Matthiessen.
- Altered Books, Collaborative Journals, and Other Adventures in Bookmaking by Holly Harrison.
- Altered Board Book Basics and Beyond: For Creative Scrapbooks, Altered Books & Artful Journals
by Janet Smiley.
- Altered Books Workshop: 18 Creative Techniques for Self-Expression. by Bev Brazelton.
- #5167 Altered Books 101 by Beth Cote and Cindy Peska. This is probably the altered art book that started the ball rolling!
- #5211 Altered Books 102 by Beth Cote
- Altered Books 103: Little Books, Decos, CDs & More! (#5215) by Arts Angels, Beth Cote, Keely Barnham
- Altered 104: Everything! by Beth Cote and Suzanne McNeill
- An Altered Journey with Tim Holtz (#5215) A DVD by Tim Holtz.
Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression Highly rated, moving and inspiring book about healing through artistic expression.
- Collage : A New Approach. By Jonathan Talbot.
- The Art of Personal Imagery: Expressing Your Life Through CollageCorey Moortgat
- The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery : Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals, and More by Karen Michel
- Collage Discovery Workshop: Make Your Own Collage Creations Using Vintage Photos, Found Objects and Ephemera. by Claudine Helmuth
- Collage for the Soul: Expressing Hopes and Dreams Through Art
. by Holly Harrison and Paula Grasdol
- Collage Sourcebook: Exploring The Art And Techniques Of Collage
by Holly Harrison, Jennifer Atkinson, Paula Grasdal.
- Fabric Art Journals: Making, Sewing, And Embellishing Journals From Cloth And Fibers by Pamela Sussman, Pam Sussman
- Fanciful Paper Projects: Making Your Own Posh Little Follies by Sandra Evertson.
- Making Memory Boxes : 35 Beautiful Projects by Anna Corba
- Metal Craft Discovery Workshop: Create Unique Jewelry, Art Dolls, Collage Art, Keepsakes and More! by Linda O'Brien and Opie O'Brien
- Montage Memories: Creating Altered Scrapbook Pages. by Erikia Ghumm, Pamela Frye Hauer.
- Pergamano Parchment Craft (Step-by-Step Crafts) by Martha Ospina
- Pockets, Pullouts and Hiding Places: Interactive Elements for Altered Books, Memory Art, and Collage
by Jen Mason.
Quilling for Scrapbooks and Cards
by Susan Lowman
- Quilted Memories : Journaling, Scrapbooking & Creating Keepsakes with Fabric by Leslie Riley
- The Art Doll Chronicles: A Collaborative Journey of Discovery by Cahterine Moore.
- The Art Of Fabric Books: Innovative Ways To Use Fabric In Scrapbooks, Altered Books & More by Jan Bode Smiley.
The Art Quilt by Robert Shaw
The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery : Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals, and More by Karen Michel.
The Complete Guide to Glues and Adhesives by Nancy Ward. (Many people recommend this book for unscrambling the mysteries around the best glues to use in an altered art book).
- The Decorated Journal: Creating Beautifully Expressive Journal Pages by Gwen Diehn
- The Fine Art of the Tin Can : Techniques & Inspirations by Bobby Hannson
- True Colors: A Palette of Collaborative Art Journals by Kathryn Boyd
- Urgent Second Class: Creating Creating Curious Collage, Dubious Documents, And Other Art From Ephemera. By Nick Bantock.
- Visual Chronicles: The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos and Altered Books by Linda Woods and Karen Dinino.
If not an altered art book, maybe you are interested in some of the many magazines and ezines that touch on this subject.
Magazines and Ezines
- Altered Arts Magazine.
This magazine provides inspiration for altered book and collage artists.
- Art Doll Magazine.
This quarterly magazine is popular with those who incorporate art dolls into their altered books. It's published by Stampington &Co, who also bring us Somerset Studio.
- Art Ezine.
Online ezine published in the UK. Articles, discussion and how-tos by people interested in multimedia art.
- Artitude Zine
Published by multi media artist Suz Simanaitis and Helga Strauss, this excellent, quarterly zine is well worth the subscription. The web site has plenty of great stuff as well.
- Cloth Paper Scissors
The magazine covers types of fiber arts and collage work, including mixed media, assemblage, altered books, art dolls, visual art journals, rubber stamping, creative embroidery, and book arts. It's quickly become popular with those who enjoy a good altered art book.
A wonderful art magazine, similar to Somerset Studios. Subscriptions to US addresses only, but available at newsstands in other countries.
Another Stampington offering, this magazine is not just for scrapbookers, as some think. It contains wonderful inspiration for turning family history into art.
- Now What? Art Magazine.
This remarkable magazine is published online, and its free. Do yourself a favor and bookmark it.
- Cardmaking & Papercraft
Every issue will feature beautiful new card designs and other inspirational papercraft ideas. Projects include occasional cards, handmade notelets, notebooks, bookmarks, bags and boxes, scrapbook ideas and special occasion albums.
Rubber stamp artists and other artists praise this magazine. International subscriptions.
Altered book artists and other artists swear by this well-loved magazine. It's published by Stampington & Co.
This magazine shows the greatest samples by rubber stamp artists. It's also published by Stampington & Co.
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