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How to Decorate a Sketchbook – Tutorial

There is something about writing in a journal or sketch book everyday. Maybe it’s the fact that you document little tid bits of your day, a memory of something or sketches of things you love. I remember when I was a little girl I had a diary with a key. I loved that thing SO much until one day I went to write in it and could not find the key. I guess I was so paranoid that someone would read what I wrote that I hid the key in a spot that I couldn’t even remember! I think that was an early detection that I had ADD. I wish I still had that diary…

Today I will show you how to decorate a Sketchbook to reflect who you are! It’s super fun and every time you look at it you will smile. I promise.

Decorate a Sketchbook

 

you will need *Glitter
*Brush
*Mod Podge
Inspirational Stickers
*Journal or Sketchbook

You can purchase any of the items I used today by clicking on the links.

 

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Are you excited yet? HEHE

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I love Cosmo Cricket stickers! They are absolutely my FAVORITE.

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Find stickers or words that make you happy and would encourage you to write and place them on the cover. Have fun with it! I wanted my cover very simple but you can put any sticker that makes you happy inside.

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Once you place your stickers on the cover coat the entire cover with Mod Podge. You can use any finish that you would like.

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Don’t worry about the stickers coming off. The one thing I love about Cosmo Cricket stickers is how thick they are. They almost feel like card stock which I like!

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When you put the Mod Podge on it will look white like this picture. I promise when it tries it will be translucent.

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The next thing I did was put a little Mod Podge on my plate and sprinkled glitter in it. I used Martha Stewart’s coral pink.

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Mix it good together with the Mod Podge!

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Then coat your journal anywhere you would like. I did the side to add a little bit of color to it. Remember when it dries it will be clear the and glitter will shine bright like a diamond!

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This is the final product! Now my stickers are on for good and the glitter will never come off. Every time I look at this I smile.

What will you put on your journal?

See ya in the next post Jaderbugs

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