Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Glue It Tuesday – composition books

I’ve been thinking how to beautify my composition book, that I’m using as a notebook.  I know you’ve seen them before.  I have just a basic one, that’s black and white.  These are the foundation for many art journals.  There’s something about their size that’s just right.  Too bad they don’t come with watercolor papers... but then they would be much more expensive!  I just lay gesso or paint down, or glue in another sheet on top of the pages.  


This is my current art journal.


And here's the year before.  
But back to the notebook at hand...  

What’s in it?  Notes about the books I read, lists and dreams, sketches and doodles.  What I decided to do was take my favorite coloring book page I completed last month for the BBArtisan Challenge and glue it to the cover of the book.  


Then I used Aimee’s “Secret Garden” washi tape and framed the artwork – 
the colors went so well together.

Here’s the end result!  That’s a far cry from what I started with!


Come over to Aimee’s Glue it Tuesday Linky and see what everyone is glueing. 

10 comments:

Andria said...

Very cool! It looks great, and I can see how the cover "makeover" will make you want to reach for your journal even MORE often! :-)

pasqueflower said...

I love how you transformed your journal with your BBA challenge piece.

Duni said...

I love it! The washi tape around the edges is a great idea!
I used to "beautify" my plain notebooks all the time :)

Rose Clearfield said...

It's fun to see how people decorate their composition books! There are endless possibilities.

BeadedTail said...

Love the end result! You make it seem so fun and easy to do something like that but I tend to agonize over it. *sigh*

betsy said...

I love how you transformed your cover to art! ;)

Linda said...

beautiful!! A colorful seaside mandala...love it!

Natashalh said...

What a great way to spruce up a plain composition notebook!

Patricia said...

I love how you altered a simple, functional composition notebook into a beautiful, personalized, unique journal!! Well done! (Thanks for stopping by my site too!)

Beverley Baird said...

I have a stack of these books - love what you have done with yours!

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