Combine two of the hottest trends in crafts—altered books and scrapbooking—and you get an exciting technique that’s sure to be a hit. Just take an existing volume and add embellishments until it’s transformed into your own personal scrapbook. Susan Ure—a frequent guest on The Christopher Lowell Show—shows exactly how it’s done, from choosing the right book to alter to creating a pleasing composition. Work from a variety of artists provides inspiration and ideas for materials and techniques—including metal, paper and cloth collage, lace, and beads. A sense of playfulness and creativity are all that’s needed to get great results.
Susan Ure has authored several books, including 10-Minute Decorating, Scrapbooking Your Vacations, and The Portable Crafter: Beading, and has appeared on The Christopher Lowell Show.
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The most innovative and magical side of recycling is one that pays homage to the original form while crafting an entirely new medium/item. Such is the case with artist-author (The Portable Crafter: Beading, 2004, et al.) Ure, who reinvents the book into a memory scrapbook. Here, artists contribute 13 different creations, each with annotations, inspirational notes, and one featured technique, whether fashioning Victorian-style postcards or sewing a quilted bookbag for a commissioned project. Variety--and sentiment--rule; the author, for instance, selects her grandmother's teaching textbook to truly reflect her relative's life, complete with marriage license and always-young sepia photographs. It is difficult, these days, to recommend a more personal craft--and one that can take on a life of its own . . and others. Look no further than Jane Austen for the last word on scrapbooking: "If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory." Barbara Jacobs
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