Monday, March 7, 2011

Altered journal

Can you believe that this journal was out of the dollar bin at Michael's? I wanted a journal that I could make and hang a chunky charm on. Since it had red polka dots on the inside, I used some of my Basic Grey Scarlet Letter paper. I used Modge Podge to glue down the paper on the cover. The edges are painted black along with the back cover, and then sealed with a coat of Modge Podge. I was also able to use my new Copics!! I stamped the butterfly image and used my copics to color and blend around the butterfly. I added a larger black circle behind it and then rolled the edges inward. I used some hot glue to add the ribbon, Glossy Accents to make sure that the bling stayed on, and then of course, that cute chunky charm! And it's all done! Not bad for a half days work. Happy crafting!


LindaC said...

Great altered journal! The charm on it is perfect!

mschiddy said...

What a great idea! I really like how you altered this journal!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I love how you transformed a $1 purchase into something so beautiful!