Inspirational Journal

Materials

  • Black composition notebook
  • Terri Conrad Designs patterned papers (Webster’s Pages): Inspired Collection: Peacefulness; Bee Balm; Feather Your Nest
  • Raw linen fabric (for binding)
  • Bird Die Cut (Accu-Cut)
  • Rusty tin heart
  • Brown wired ribbon, 2”-wide
  • Twigs

Tools

  • Encore ink pad (Tsukineko): Gold metallic
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger Industries): Vintage Photo
  • Acrylic brayer
  • Mod Podge découpage medium (Plaid)

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

STEP 1

  • Trace front and back of composition book onto wrong side of patterned paper; cut out.

STEP 2

  • Apply generous amount of Mod Podge to front cover, apply paper and roll brayer over paper. Repeat for back cover.

STEP 3

  • Trim linen to cover binding. Apply Mod Podge to binding, adhere linen binding folding each edge over 1/8”. Apply more Mod Podge to folded edge and apply to book binding.

STEP 4

  • Ink edges of inside papers with Gold and binding with Vintage Photo.

STEP 5

  • Adhere ribbon, bird, heart and twigs to journal as shown.
by Terri Conrad
Inspirational Journal
Inspirational Journal