When creating an altered book, many techniques are used including; page tearing, drilling, sewing, collaging, painting, inking, journaling, gold leafing, burning, photo montage, photo transfers, gluing, gluing ,gluing, and so much more. Materials used can be anything that your creative mind can think of, for instance, screws, washers, brads, eyelets, zippers, metal mesh, screening, wood, beeswax, fibers, ribbons, fabric, coins, paperclips, pins, jewels, beads, all sorts of memorabilia and ephemera. By using these techniques and materials you can create pockets, niches, drawers, windows, and doors. It turns out to be a very hands on, interactive piece of art. It is a wonderful way to release all of your creative energy! No Rules, No Mistakes, Just Create!