I have a ton of old notebooks - several are branded promo items. I decided to revamp a few of these. Here is a mini-notebook that I turned into an art journal. (The prismacolor pencil is added for size reference). I love this because of the smaller size - I can take it with me virtually anywhere. I also love the funky lettering, motivating statements, contrast of the black against the colorful painted background and the overall aesthetics.
This is a very quick and simple project that you can make using scraps. I used painted paper created on my gelli plate, mixed media stickers, washi tape, black cardstock, cardstock letter stickers and metallic gold rub-on shapes.
the painted paper was trimmed to size and mounted on the cover. Then I decorated until I was happy with the end result.
Here is the inside - an art card that I made a while back mounted on the inside cover. On the next page you can see a list of planned projects and my dirty little secret - (I have horrible penmanship).
I have made other repurposed notebooks from composition journals, moleskin journals, etc. This is a quick, easy and fun project that can be given as a gift or made for personal use.