For this tutorial I will show you how to make a cool notebook in less than thirty minutes, after the image is completely colored.
I have used a little punk girl and I wanted to give her monochromatic cartoon-like feeling. I chose this color scheme:
Skin: FS1, FS6, FS8, PP3
Hair: BG1, BG3, BG5, BG7, BG10 True Black, LV1, LV2, LV3, HB1
Clothes: LV1, LV2, LV3, HB1, HB2, HB3, IG7, IG8, BGR4, BGR5
Background: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, LV2
The necessary materials are:
• A notebook with hard covers, preferably in one color and with the spiral binding if you want to put some ribbons on
• Matching paper
• Some metal charms
• Magnet strip
• A shiny pebble for the clasp
• A lot of ribbons
Start by measuring and cutting two sets of panels for the front and the back. The outer fame is from colored cardstock and the one from designer paper is ½ centimeter smaller. And cut a frame for the image too.
The next step is to even the edges of the patterned paper – here I smeared a little bit of black ink on them, but you can distress, sand, stitch –customize your notebook however you like!
Then it’s time to put on the parts that will hold the notebook closed – a magnetic clasp, two ribbons to tie on a bow, and a rubber band.
If you use magnet be sure that it will be strong enough to hold the decorative element (bead, button, or glass pebble) through the paper.
Measure, mark and put a piece of ribbon on the back of the back panel and a magnetic strip on the back of the front panel.
With double-sided tape, paste all the paper elements together and mount them on the covers.
Now cut the ribbon for the clasp at the appropriate length.
Next glue the pebble to the ribbon and then to a second piece of magnet cut to the shape of your decoration.
Now tie some charms to small pieces of ribbon and we strap them to the metal spiral. Add as much ribbons as you like but don’t forget to seal the ends with lighter so they don’t unravel with use.
And in a really short time you have an unique present for a unexpected birthday party or other occasion!