A flip-through video of one of Linda’s altered books. We’ll show you page by page through her book Crow where you’ll spot lots of techniques that we cover in our workshops including stamping and oil pastel and wash.
Approximate run time: 3 minutes
Presenter: Linda Kemshall
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Making it Belong
Linda talks about how you can integrate elements into your sketchbook or altered book and make them look like they belong.
Altered Books – A Secret Door
Add extra dimension to your altered book by creating a secret door to hide something special behind. Laura shows step by step techniques which you can work by hand or sewing machine to alter the format of your book pages to hide/reveal some surprises.
Books, Bleach, Print
Learn how you can use regular household bleach to create stamped designs in your sketchbook or altered book. Linda will demonstrate using simple print blocks including ones made from her favourite print material – compressed sponge.
Plants in Altered Books
Linda often finds inspiration in nature and in her garden in particular. Join her in the studio to see how she’s incorporating plants into her altered book. She’ll show you a useful technique for when the plant material itself is too delicate to attach directly to the page.
Altered Book: Nests and Eggs
A flip-through video of Linda’s altered book Nests and Eggs.
Altered Book: Art is Food
A flip-through video of Linda’s altered book Art is Food.
A Glint of Gold
Who can resist a touch of gold? Discover how to add that metallic gleam to your paper and fabric projects. In this workshop collection we’ll show you how to add gold using a variety of media from pens to ink and gold leaf. Learn how to apply gold to your sketchbook pages and to fabric.
Working with Inktense
Do you have a set of Derwent Inktense pencils, or blocks? In this collection of videos we’ll demonstrate a diverse approach to using them in your work on paper and fabric. See how to make rubbings, use them to colour fabric, add colour to your altered books and even print with them. There are four workshops in this collection.
Altered Book – Colour
Work along with Linda to make an altered book with a colour theme. Linda uses red but you can choose any colour to work with! See how she creates pages, applies colour theory, makes use of photographs, colour pencils, pastels and paint. There are four video workshops in this collection.
Friday Night Fix – Altered Book
Join Linda for a series of 6 videos that demonstrate effective techniques to alter a food and drink related book.
5 Things to look for when choosing a book to alter
If you’ve been watching my series of Altered Book video workshops and want to work along with me to alter a book, but haven’t been able to find the perfect book to alter, here are my top five tips to help.
In Archive 2 you’ll find a lively mix of some of the very first shows we taped for DMTV. Ranging from discharge printing, through altered books and free motion quilting, there’s lots to inspire.
In Archive 1 you’ll find a lively mix of some of the very first shows we taped for DMTV. Ranging from discharge printing, through altered books and free motion quilting, there’s lots to inspire.
A week of Altered Books
Take a look at some work done by Laura’s students during a workshop on altered books here at the studio.
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