Book Art

A book’s story can be told through the words on its pages. But the story can change when a book is altered. Here are just a few examples of what artists can do with a traditional book to make something extraordinary:

The Folded Page

Recycled Reads on Etsy

Madame Memento on Etsy

I hope these links have inspired you, but if they haven’t yet, here are some books on the subject that might help create inspiration:

Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

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Book Art: Creative Ideas to Transform Your Books...

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Playing With Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book

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My Inspiration – Su Blackwell

Here is the video about Su’s work that not only made me see the artistic potential that books have, but also made me think that maybe I could produce something interesting from an ordinary book too.

Su turns books into works of art and gives them new meaning, and a new lease on life.

Click on Su’s blog, so you can see what she’s up to!

In her book, The Fairy Tale Pricness, Su’s work illustrates seven classic fairy tales: Cinderella, The Frog Prince, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Princess and the Pea, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty.

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Su’s work inspired me to create my own book art. I hope you will be inspired too!