Monday, February 6, 2017

DIY Painted Journal Cover

I have a weakness for pretty notebooks and usually have several on hand, for taking notes or jotting down project ideas. Recently, I had a chance to work with Oriental Trading, so I picked out a pack of small journals with a white canvas cover. I thought they would be perfect for a Bible Journaling workshop I was hosting, for those who did not have a Bible.

Customize your journal with a DIY Painted cover!

I had to save one for myself so I could try my hand at painting my own cover. The design I picked was from a planner cover I saw on Instagram and I personalized it with one of my favorite quotes.

Put on your creative hat, grab some paint and brushes, and let's get started!

Supplies:

White Canvas Notebooks
Assorted Acrylic paints
Mini Adhesive Foam Letters
Paintbrushes
Paper plate
Cup of water (to wash the brushes)

Using a pencil, I lightly sketched my pattern on the cover. You can also just freehand your design if you choose.

Customize your journal with a DIY Painted cover!

Squirt a a dollop of each color in a paper plate and start painting. I had a pack of watercolor brushes so I used a new brush for each color.

Customize your journal with a DIY Painted cover!

Customize your journal with a DIY Painted cover!

After I finished the rainbow design, I used the tip of my brush to fill in the remaining white space with gold dots.

Customize your journal with a DIY Painted cover!


Customize your journal with a DIY Painted cover!

I then used the adhesive foam letters to spell "Be Brave" in the middle of the page.

Customize your journal with a DIY Painted cover!

Let dry for about 30 mins and your beautiful, painted journal is ready to be used!

Customize your journal with a DIY Painted cover!

This project would also be perfect for a Girl's Craft Night! What would you paint on your cover?

Customize your journal with a DIY Painted cover!

Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products for review but, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

4 comments:

  1. What an adorable journal! I love the use of the lettered tiles too, it's so unique! If I were to make this, I honestly don't know what I would paint. (Me and paintbrushes aren't too friendly with each other - unless it's a wall or furniture) LOL

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  2. I would probably washi tape mine! :) Maybe paint it and put the transparent patterned washi tape on it.

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    1. Oh that sounds neat too! There are so many possibilities!

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