I just finished two altered books, one will be a Christmas gift, the other is for me!
This one is mine and it was a fun project that I have worked on, one page at a time, whenever the mood struck over the past year. The book base is a dollar store photo album's cardboard pages.
Page 1...A gesso painted page with sheet music, piece of cardboard, photo, ribbon and postage stamp.
Page 4.....I dream in French on an old ledger page!
Pages 8 and 9............with a half-page between.
In this case, I am not going to alter the cover of this book, I like it as it is, and I think it works with art that is inside. I may decided to add some flourishes later but for now......I really like this worn, faded blue cover bound together with metal rings!