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Funky Journal Cover
Violette : Funky Journal Cover Art Project

Make Your Own Personalized Funky Journal Cover

By Violette

If you are at all like me and like to journal on loose pages of card stock then you're going to love creating this Journal Cover to hold your pages. A large bull clip neatly organizes your creations. Using simple materials such as foam core board, industry discards, and garage sale finds, you'll be able to transform mundane items into a fun, funky and fabulous cover!

Materials Needed:

  • Foam core board
  • Tissue paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Doll head
  • Funky fibres or yarns
  • Slide mount
  • Small jar lid
  • Card stock
  • Maruba boa
  • Acrylic paints
  • Bull clip
  • Industry discards (i.e. Metal discs, number, laminate samples, puzzle pieces etc.)
  • Glitter
  • Fine tip Sharpie felt pen
  • Mod Podge
  • Water color pencil crayons
Make your own creative journal cover to hold your loose journal and art pages. Cover by Violette.

Project Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of foam core slightly larger than your pages.
  2. Brush Mod Podge over board and place a piece of tissue paper over it, wrinkling it until you get the effect you are looking for.
  3. Randomly paint the surface of the board adding a touch of metallic paint for a bit of brilliance.
  4. Draw an eye or some other symbol onto card stock and color with watercolor pencil crayons. Glue symbol inside a painted lid, cover with layer of Mod Podge, and add some glitter to the rim with bit of Mod Podge.
  5. Paint slide mount, glue eye or other symbol behind it. Glue both the lid and slide mount to your board.
  6. Paint the sides of a number or letter, glue some tissue paper to the top, wrinkle it then paint. Spread on a thin layer of Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter over it. Glue to board.
  7. Draw a column with your pen, cut out, and adhere to board. Write out words onto card stock and glue to board.
  8. Hot glue a doll's head to board and encircle it with a piece of maruba boa.
  9. Paint industry discards such as metal disks, laminate samples and puzzle pieces, string onto yarn, and hang from the bull clip.

Now you have a jazzy place to hold your funky journal pages which you've embellished with loads of treasures. You have no more excuses for being unable to locate your pages since they will be contained behind this magical cover! •

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VioletteViolette is a whimsical creative spirit living in BC, Canada. She can be found driving her Glittergirl van around White Rock and living in the Magic Cottage. More »

Updated 12/23/13