Altered Book Journals

These journals are truly works of art in book form.  They are created from recycled, hard cover books.  The pages are removed, the covers are hand painted, collaged or covered in fabric,  then signatures filled with various papers are sewn into the spine.

All of my journals are created in a pet friendly, smoke free environment.  These journals are lovingly made by hand, not by machine and this means they may not be “perfect”.  Their slight imperfections only lend to their charm and uniqueness.

Every effort is made to represent the colors as accurately as possible, but please note that colors can vary by the type of device and display they are viewed on.

If you would like purchase any of my journals, please contact me via the Contact Form.

Seagull Journal – $55

This journal is created from a vintage hard cover book that has been flipped inside out so that the end pages are now the outside cover.  This is a vintage book and contains three signatures, each with 40 pages of coffee dyed paper (80 pages front and back).  The spine has been decorated with a coordinating piece of fabric to match the cover, as well as a delicate piece of lace.  The journal measures 7 1/2 inches high and 5 1/4 inches wide.  This journal is available for purchase at The Craft Guild’s Online Gallery https://thecraftguild.org/shop-books-1

Kantha Quilt Journal – $50

This journal is made from a hard cover book to which a piece of a Kantha quilt was added to the outside cover and cotton canvas was added to the inside of the book.  It contains two signatures, each with 40 pages of coffee dyed paper (80 pages front and back). There is also a collaged pocket on the back cover which contains tags and pieces of ephemera.  The journal measures 8 1/2 inches high and 5 1/2 inches wides and has a ribbon closure.  This journal is available for purchase at The Craft Guild’s Online Gallery https://thecraftguild.org/shop-books-1

Dreamer Journal – $55

This journal is made from a hard cover book to which floral fabric was added to the outside cover and cotton canvas was added to the inside of the book.  It contains three signatures, each with 30 pages of coffee dyed paper (60 pages front and back). There is also a collaged pocket on the back cover which contains a bookmark and pieces of ephemera.  The journal measures 8 1/2 inches high and 5 1/2 inches wides and has a ribbon closure.  This journal is available for purchase at The Craft Guild’s Online Gallery https://thecraftguild.org/shop-books-1

Peter Rabbit – $30

This journal is created from a repurposed hardcover book and is filled coffee dyed papers, as well as Peter Rabbit themed papers.  I has 3 signatures with 22 pages each (44 front and back)  It also contains pockets on some of the pages, with Peter Rabbit ephemera.  The journal measures approximately 7 1/2 inches high and 5 inches wide and has a ribbon closure.

Vintage Butterfly Journal – Sold

This journal was made by collaging decorative tissue paper over a hard cover book and then adding layers of ink, paint washes and matte medium until the perfect shade was achieved.  The journal measures approximately 8 1/2 inches high and 5 3/4 inches wide.  There are 3 signatures sewn in, containing 20 pages each (40 front and back) for a total of 120 pages of coffee dyed papers.  There is also a bookplate on the front cover that adds to the vintage charm.