As you may remember, I am taking part in Elizabeth of Altered Book Lover's free online altered book course. Every two weeks she posts another lesson & at that time we link up our progress from the previous lesson. We are just getting started and she leaves the lessons up, so there is plenty of time to join in if you are interested!
There are no rules in altering a book except for a very important one...that the book have a sewn spine. I set off to thrift stores and our local library which has a book sale room and came home with several good candidates. (I think I already knew I would be wanting to make more than one of these, lol!)
My theme is travel, and I hope to include or at least use as inspiration many, if not all, or the places I have been. I could not have found a better book in the children's section of the library...
The next task was to remove some of the pages from the book. I used Elizabeth's alternative preferred method and removed about 1/3 of the pages, after having set aside a number of them in the back for a niche. I was more worried about ruining the book and having it somehow fall apart than I was about "defacing" it, since I know this discarded book will have a happy well-loved life after it is altered! Here is the book with the pages removed: