Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Craft project; Decorating a paper mache journnal

This is a fun idea to do up for someone you care/love and you can find these Paper Mache Journals in craft stores, this one I found in Michael's.
What you will need:

  • Pre-made Journal ( this is a 6 inch journal)
  • Scissors
  • glue
  • sponge paint brush
  • glue gun
  • ribbon
  • maker
  • decoration's of your choice
  • two types of color paper
This week I will just show the start of the project and the items that are needed next time we will go step by step in creating this cute project for those we love. This is the paper I picked roses and a good contrasting paper, you can choose whatever you like just be sure there is a contrast. I found this paper while shopping in Joann's fabric store in my town. One can find scrap booking paper I think just about anywhere.

While I was in the Fabric store I found this wonderful decorative rick rack for the journal and this was in the crafting section in the Joann's store.

I like working with Mod podge best for decoupaging things and this also can be found in any craft store in your local area if not regular glue will work.

These are some items I will use to embellish the little journal, but ribbon, buttons, small flowers are some other ideas and as we go along I will show you more...

One last look at all that you will need to create this project.....
Feb 11, 2010 I will start taking you through this project so that it can be completed for those loved ones or as an gift to give any time the feelings arise.