Altered Books - Pravina Phillips

Date & Time: 9:30 am July 23, 2023
- 1:30 pm July 23, 2023

Altered Books Explorations

Learn how to  recycle a book and create a work of art, or a personalised book to hold memories, or  where you can create and illustrate your own stories, or all of the above.

Using a variety of techniques, you will  make textured backgrounds, pockets and windows and have the opportunity to explore the world of the altered book. There will be  examples available for inspiration.


  • Old book – not precious or valuable.  The binding should be sewn (not glued as in the modern book)  as some pages will be removed .  Size of a novel.  Pages do not have to be pristine. Spine of the book should be sturdy
  • Ephemera – this could be old maps, travel brochures, memorabilia , postage stamps – items  that you are happy to cut up.
  • Old magazines which contain pictures that interest you and which could be used in your altered book as focal points
  • Serviettes with scenes that interest you
  • Modge podge (matt)  or pva.  Generous amounts are used for gluing pages so if you think you would like to  continue this at home, a larger size bottle would be good.
  • Acrylic paints (can be inexpensive) –think about what colours you might like to see in your book
  • Watercolour paints  (if you have any)
  • White gesso (if you have this)
  • Flat paintbrush -  25mm (1 inch)  - this is for gluing down pages
  • Flat paintbrush – smaller size for painting pages
  • Plastic card for using as a tool to spread paint
  • Pencil
  • Metal ruler if you have one, otherwise any ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stencils, stamps, ink pads, washi tape, ribbon, wool, embroidery thread with appropriately sized needles  – anything you might want to embellish with
  • Bulldog clips (if you have any) for securing groups of pages if necessary
  • Hairdryer for quick drying of pages

Learn more about the tutor - Pravina Phillips on her artist page: https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/pravina-phillips/

register through the website link
Event Details
Date & Time: 9:30 am July 23, 2023 - 1:30 pm July 23, 2023
Cost: $50.00 per person. Some materials will be supplied
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