This is another fun way to cover a book or journal. I have covered a blank book cover that I can bind with a fresh book, and in this video we covered old IKEA books with fun images inside. I will probably paint some of the pages with a gesso and write or decoupage something in mine as a journal. Or I may add pockets to the pages to fill. Whatever YOU do, have fun!
Paint book cover surface a light color to enhance the decoupage image.
Cut and piece your favorite decoupage image onto your paint foundation.
Mask off shapes with low-tack tape for word boxes.
Paint and outline word boxes for neat contrast. **Try different color paints and outline colors. Try markers, pens, pencils or other media to outline your word boxes.
Write, transfer, stamp fun words into the word boxes.
Seal your project.
Mask off area with LOW TACK tap
Use the straight side for the inside of the shape if your rip it thinner
Use a dry-brush technique so paint does not bleed through
Try different complimenting or contrasting colors for the box background
Immediately tear up tape one painted
Once dry outline for effect
Use a high contrast (such as black or white, depending on your project) marker or colored pencil
Try paint, paint pens, Sharpies, or any number of mediums for the box outline
Use a straight edge to ensure straight outlines are drawn
Use transfer scraps, pen, stamp or other mediums to place words in the finished boxes
I used these new Roycycled papers, but you can use which ever papers are your favorite, or mix and match scraps you already have!