Thursday, November 10, 2011

Make Your Own Journal Cover

Hello, all you crafty people out there!  I've been busy making journals and sketch books, here is one that could not have been without the help from some Perfectly Magical Products by ScraPerfect!

To make a journal cover like this, create a document on your computer, trim your background paper to size, rub lightly with the Perfect Crafting Pouch then print. Outline or highlight the fonts with The Best Glue Ever and apply art glitter.

Cut strips of another glossy card stockadd sewn accents in zig zag stitch. Add paper, glittered elements and rub-ons. I used elements by Grant Studios that I colored with color washes and Memory Mists. I mixed blueberry and silver acrylic paint together to paint the chipboard flourishes.

Finally clean the project surface with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth before coating the cover with a clear coat. Once the clear coat is dry you can adhere fabric flowers and other 3-D items.  Glue your cover to chipboard, then punch and bind.

- Becky

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