I have spent too long away.
While I was slacking off, I covered a couple journals.
I got a pack of three paper bound Moleskine notebooks. (about $18.00 at your local purveyor of fine notebooks).
I used an Elmer’s quick drying permanent glue stick. It works better than the all-purpose glue stick.
Before gluing anything, I removed the little pocket in the back before gluing on the cover.
My collage materials:
- The Sticker that came with the notebooks,
- Gold puff-paint
- A blank artists trading card for the title
- A map from Powell’s Books (They are in color and fold out).
- A sheet of scrap-booking paper with ferns on it (I punched up the colors with some colored pencils).
I laid out the notebook and traced out the covers. I added about 1/2 inch on three sides before cutting. I glued it one cover at a time folded in the sides and corners:
After I’d finished with the cover, I clipped off about 1/2 cm off the very first and last page and gluing them to hide the edges of the covering material. I glued the pocket piece back on.