notebook paper journal

Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Difficulty Level :
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

Instructions Print

Step 1
Turn the sketching pad over so that the back (cardboard) side is facing up. This will now be the front cover.
Step 2
Paint the cover with White gesso. This may take a few coats. Let dry in between coats.
Step 3
Using a ruler, measure 3 cm from the top. Make the first line with a blue Sharpie®.
Step 4
Measure 1 cm from the top line. Make the second line with the blue Sharpie®.
Step 5
Continue to measure and draw blue lines 1 cm apart until you reach the bottom.
Step 6
Wrap two strands of red floss around the left-hand side of the cover and tie.
Step 7
TIP: For an additional element, add a Rainbow Loom® Pencil Charm to your journal.
 

Supplies Available Online

Supply List

  • Artist's Loft® White Gesso (sku 10999016)
  • ArtMinds™ Foam Brush Set, 3 Pc (sku 10009227)
  • Strathmore® 300 Series Palette Paper Pad (sku 10012259)
  • Mod Podge® Matte (sku 10047539)
  • Westcott® Stainless Steel Ruler (sku 10064689)
  • Artist’s Loft™ Fundamentals Sketch Pad (sku 10128145)
  • Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point Marker (sku 10338093)
  • Fiskars® Performance Titanium Softgrip® Scissors (sku 10189203)
  • DMC® 6 Strand Embroidery Floss, Group 1 (sku 10031306)
  • Pencil
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Turn the sketching pad over so that the back (cardboard) side is facing up. This will now be the front cover.
Step 2
Paint the cover with White gesso. This may take a few coats. Let dry in between coats.
Step 3
Using a ruler, measure 3 cm from the top. Make the first line with a blue Sharpie®.
Step 4
Measure 1 cm from the top line. Make the second line with the blue Sharpie®.
Step 5
Continue to measure and draw blue lines 1 cm apart until you reach the bottom.
Step 6
Wrap two strands of red floss around the left-hand side of the cover and tie.
Step 7
TIP: For an additional element, add a Rainbow Loom® Pencil Charm to your journal.