Sunday, May 24, 2015

Repurposed Notebook

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.

How To:
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.  

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