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
Book Art: Creative Ideas to Transform Your Books...
Playing With Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book
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.
Su’s work inspired me to create my own book art. I hope you will be inspired too!