This is my altered book art journal/sketchbook. I got the idea from the art journalist website. I used a hardback notebook I found in a charity shop for £1. It's vintage ~ dates back to the 1970's judging by the very "retro" cover! I thinned the book out a bit by removing some of the pages. Then I collaged all the pages from front to back using scraps of paper from old books and a little scrapbooking paper.
It's now ready to be filled with lots of interesting projects. I may gesso some of the pages, depending on what I use them for. Not sure what I'm going to put in this book yet but I'll know the right thing when it comes along!
I now have a completely unique art journal/sketchbook ~ it's one of a kind. I like that. There isn't another one exactly like it anywhere in the world! Do check out the art journalist website if you have a few minutes to spare.