Altered Book Pockets

There are so many ways to create altered book pockets! So why don't I just go ahead and show you the sort of cool ideas you could try for yourself.

And hey, I'm just playing here. If you have other ideas, you just go for it!

I'll show you pocket pages from start to finish. I just really hope this stimulates you to try different ideas in your altered books.

This is probably the easiest pocket to create.

Simply take one corner of a page and fold it toward the spine.

Use copper tape to secure it in place.

To make my pocket nice and strong, I glued two pages together before folding it.

This is the page opposite the pocket.

I found the words "Spirits returned, perched jauntily upon a handsome boy."

I found an old image of twin boys and glued it under those words. Then I used gesso to lightly fade out the young boy furthest away, creating a spirit of sorts.

I then applied gesso all over, being careful to keep my new found poem.

From there on I'll keep adding more to the background, while preserving the 'found poetry".  Here's where you can learn more about using existing text from book pages to create fantasy stories or poems.


For your shopping convenience, here are links to Amazon for products I personally use when I'm creating altered books.  If you buy using these links, I do get a teeny, tiny commission (which doesn't affect your cost).  It keeps me in supplies and kitty kibble!


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