What is altered art you ask? Basically it is simply a form of creative expression which has been around for centuries.
Altered art is created by "altering" or combining existing works of art to produce new pieces of artwork. It involves the transformation or "alteration" of ordinary, everyday objects into artistic pieces using such things as rubber stamps, fabric, paper, paint and fibres.However, what most people think of as altered art seems to be a certain look, a certain style. This often is an old and faded look , like it is vintage, antique, worn or distressed.
If a piece of artwork is described as "altered" it probably means that it has that old, worn and distressed look and not necessarily "altered" from an existing work of art.
Many things are used in altered art projects:
CD cases , Cigar boxes, Dominoes, Blank Pendants or settings, Jigsaw pieces, Luggage label(shipping tags), Matchboxes, Microscope slides, Photographs and postcards, Photo frames, Playing cards, Slide mailers, Slide mounts, Tags, and Tins