That's not a problem sad-and-naked-little-notebook!
We'll dress you up in no time at all!
To dress up your sad-and-naked-little-notebooks you will need:
- a notebook. (make sure it is a sad-and-naked one).
- something that will form the "base" of your notebook cover. It could be photographs, magazine pages, scrapbook paper etc. I printed out some images off my "Blogcademy Inspired" Pinterest board. viva la turquoise!
- anything that sparkles your fancy for notebook embellishments: It could be sequins, buttons, washi tape, feathers, fabric, tissue paper.
- Mod Podge and a brush. (I opted for the matt Mod Podge, it could be glossy if you prefer).
Below are some of the images that I printed out from my "Blogcademy Inspired" Pinterest board -
My printer however, has been a little moody-pre-menstrual of late and decided to tell me there is NO BLACK INK. After replacing the black ink and printing the pictures - it is very clear that the printer is out of YELLOW INK.
Nevermind, I just whipped out my coloured pencils and filled it in.
Whatevs. printer - you aren't getting the better of me.
They came out fine for the purpose of this project -
Once you've cut out all your pictures/pages/scrapbook papers etc. Start laying them out on your notebook. I'm usually more of a "just do it as you go" kind of DIYer but it is a good idea to have some rough estimate of how many pics you will be able to fit onto the page -
When you are happy with your layout, start sticking down your images using Mod Podge - once you have stuck them all down, you can give the entire thing another coat of mod podge on top.
After you have let the "base" dry a little bit, you can start adding different embellishments using the mod podge -
I wanted my sad-and-naked-little-notebook to have different layers and textures so I glued on some frayed fabric, sequins, buttons and feathers.
"When in doubt, just add washi tape" - Ché Dyer ©
I will escort my little notebook to the Blogcademy with pleasure
and promise to ask all the questions on his behalf.
Ché Dyer -
Ché Dyer -
lover-of-stationery, notebooks and sparkly things.