I've finished all the steps for lesson 3 on my altered book (AB) class with Elizabeth. It's a free online tutorial that she is so generously sharing - amazingly detailed info and photos to guide you each step of the way and you can start any time; the lessons are in order on her sidebar.
There were 3 main components of lesson 3 - prep the cover, reinforce and decorate the inside cover and create a niche at the back.
My cover was a solid black so not too hard to do - I sanded it a bit and covered it with a couple coats of gesso. I'm not sure what I'll do to it just yet - it may need more gesso, depending....
I had some of this gorgeous textured handmade paper (no I didn't make it) left over from another project so added it for my inside cover. Yep, that's the glue showing through. Again, when I figure out how to embellish this, I'll be covering up most of those glue marks.
Step 3 - create niche:
Gluing the back pages together - twice! These clips were the perfect clamp but that's partly because my niche is so thin - will likely do it deeper next time.
Thanks for the detailed instructions Elizabeth! I'm looking forward to the next steps.