The Altered Book Project

A couple of months ago I was cleaning the attic and came across a beautiful book about Belarus. Especially the cover is truly beautiful, but… (no offense to the people from Belarus) why on earth would I need a book with sky photo’s of Belarus? The inside papers are really thick, so I decided that this is the perfect book for an Altered Book Project.

Watch the video’s!

In the first video (Episode Zero) I tell you a little bit more about this book. The second video is episode nr. 1 showing you how I decorated the book cover. Join me in this altered book project! Post your altered books tagging me @MariekeBlokland on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #alteredbookproject

I don’t know yet how often I will work in this book. Probably once every 1, 2 or 3 months or so. We’ll see! 😀

You can of course als watch the video’s here on YouTube.

What is fun about altering books?

You know that I adore working in art journals, on canvas and on water colour paper. I still do, don’t worry. But working in an existing book will give you unexpected surprises. Because each page has backgrounds to work on and work with. Also it is a fun way to upcycle an old book that you would otherwise throw away.

P.S. Did you know that all my recent video’s can be watched Full screen on Full HD?
Just saying. For your pleasure… You’re welcome. 😉



With love,
Marieke Blokland


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