Hey there! It's Renee from thediyday here to share one of my favorite hobbies, journaling. Surprisingly, when it comes to journaling, I enjoy personalizing those inexpensive $0.59 composition books. The covers usually have some basic design to them and it's easy to incorporate that with my own creative touch. Here's how I decorated my composition book with some of my favorite StencilGirl® Stencils.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
How to Customize a Journal Cover
I wanted to incorporate most of the journal design into my design, so I decided to cover up the portions I didn't want with Gesso.
Then I used Matte Medium and attached collage paper to the cover (allow this to dry fully).
Next, I watered down some Heavy Body Acrylic Paint to the cover, giving a transparent effect.
Then I grabbed the Speckles and Spots Stencil (L587) by Carolyn Dube and added some fun spots to the cover.
I also added a pink and blue stain to brighten up the cover.
Once the cover was fully dry, I added a layer of texture with the Soulful Scribbles Dots and Dash (L605) by Traci Bautista and 3D Gloss Gel.
Last, I stenciled some circles using the Fade Horizontal Stencil (L027) by Michelle Ward.
Now, my journal is ready for some journaling, lettering, and doodles!
Thank you for following along!