How To Personalize A Notebook Cover
Create your own journal cover in a few easy steps.
Small paint brush
Washi Tape or other embelishments
Step 1: Choose Papers & Cut them to create a design that fits on the notebook.
Your paper can span the entire notebook like in picture 3, 5 & 6. Or you can cut smaller shapes and piece them together to make a design.
Tip: Wrapping the paper around the edge can give it a more finished look. Otherwise trim paper to match with the edges of the notebook.
Step 2: With a paint brush, spread a thin layer of craft glue on the back side of the papers to stick them to the notebook cover.
Tip: To smoothe and get rid of the bubbles you can use a small rolling pin or plastic pan scraper rub over the the top of the paper. Add extra glue to edges that didn't stick down.
Step 3: Add washi tape, stickers, or other embelishments to finish the look.
In this step you can add a coordinating paper square on top with your name or a phrase. Pictures 3-5 show different ways to do this.
You can also add washi tape at seams to add color and pattern as shown in pictures 1,4,&6.
Step 4: Using a paint brush, spread a thin layer of mod podge over your finished design.
Tip: Do not rub the paper after you put mod podge on it because the paper will be likely to rip. Photo 6 shows what happens if you try to rub out bubbles. I put a cross over the damage.
Step 5: Allow the notebook to dry for a few hours. Then decide it you need to add another layer of mod podge or if it is finished.
Your new journal can be used for:
A Prayer Journal
To Take Notes for Bible Study
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