The Altered Book Video Download

Join mixed media instructor Seth Apter and student Cherie Haas in a 95 minute book making instructional video where you learn to create interesting books and interactive pages in a variety of ways.

SKU: R1559

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Do you want to make your own handmade book or art journal, but are intimidated by the idea of stitching a binding? In The Altered Book video download, Seth Apter teaches you, and student Cherie Haas, how to create a cut and glued paper binding bar as the basis for your book. Repurpose old book covers and get Seth’s tips for making it your own by adding decorative embellishments and words. Seth will also guide you through the creation of the pages of the book, including how to create interactive pages that have doors, windows, flaps and more, to reveal the next page. While you can use the book for anything or theme you want, Seth also shares his ideas for paper quilting, collage and mark-making as a starting point for your own altered book.

In this video you will:

  • Get tips for creating interactive pages.
  • Repurpose old books destined for the recycling bin.
  • Watch 95 minutes of in-depth workshop instruction.

Watch a preview of this video here now!

About the Artist

Seth Apter is a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City. He is the voice behind The Pulse, a series of international, collaborative projects that are the basis of his two books The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed-Media Artist, both published by North Light Books. He is an instructor at Pratt Institute in NYC and has taught throughout the United States, Mexico, Australia and the UK. Seth has a mixed media line with Spellbinders Paper Arts, a stencil line with StencilGirl Products and a stamp line with Impression Obsession. He is a member of CHA and a columnist for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. Visit Seth at his website,

Materials List


  • 2 book covers of equal size, separated from book block and spine
  • Cardstock


  • Assorted pens: gel pens, markers, paint pens, etc.
  • Golden Matte Medium
  • Imagine Crafts StazOn Midi ink pads
  • Krylon Gold leafing pen
  • Lineco PVA glue
  • Liquid Fusion clear urethane adhesive
  • Permanent glue stick

Other Tools and Supplies

  • Alphabet rubber stamps
  • Assorted rub-ons
  • Assorted Rubber Stamps including Seth’s from Impression Obsession and Spellbinders
  • Awl
  • Bone folder
  • Brads
  • Collage paper: scrapbook, magazine, decorative, handpainted
  • Craft mat
  • Lightweight embellishments for cover art
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or craft knife
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R1559
Product Type Video Download
Runtime 95 minutes
File Type MP4
Author/Designer Seth Apter
Technique Handmade Books
Customer Reviews (1)
Great video. It is easy to follow and understand. Review by Carol (Posted on 7/4/2016)
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