Prepping an Altered Book

Caylee Grey

Caylee Grey is the Fairy Artmother behind Get Messy.

In the video, I show you how to take pages out of your book by finding the signatures and by ignoring the signatures. I demonstrate how to prepare a page for paint with gesso. I also show you what happens when you don’t prepare your book at all.

Supplies

Reinforcing the Spine

And, briefly, here’s a little photo tutorial to show how I reinforced the spine of my book to encourage anyone who’s struggling with a book that’s falling apart…

Easy!

Action Steps

Create in your journal. Bring your imperfect, messy self, take what you need, and know that more than zero is enough.