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FAQ

Do you have any large altered books available for sale? Do you take commissions?

Any large altered books available for sale will be shown on the Shop tab. Please reach out for inquiries. Commissions for 2020 are closed.

When will you have altered books listed?

At this time I manage to create a 2-3 books per year. I also have to work very slow on them to prevent tearing or further damage (if repairs were needed). I appreciate your patience!

How do you choose the books that you use? Why do you cut them up?

All of the books I use are either donated or found, and many of them need repairs in order to carve. I make sure they are not valuable beforehand. Many damaged books end up in landfills or left forgotten – this is my effort to both reuse and give them a new life.

What materials do you use?

I use Micron Pens, Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, an x-acto knife and glue.

How many hours in total does a large book take to finish?

Roughly anywhere between 35-50 hours of working time, depending on intricacy. I generally need around 12 weeks to complete a book.

How can I purchase a large altered book?

I process transactions for books through PayPal, however, other payment methods can be arranged if needed. Please reach out!

How much does a large altered book cost?

Depending on hours worked, large altered book prices range between 600-800 USD at this time. Please contact me directly for information on a specific book price if it is not listed.

 

If there are any other questions you have, please feel free to message Isobelle using the Contact Page.

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