Okay so I wanted to make a visual journal but I wanted something Slytherin themed. It's mostly completed but the journey is only beginning because as I add pages, I will probably add more to the cover as well. I also might add a green ribbon with a charm for a bookmark as well.
I designed all of the images used on the front, back, and inside covers.
^---- This is what I started with.
^------- The image I used for the base front cover. The Slytherin crest made to look like crinkled paper. I used Photoshop CS5.
A better picture.
I decided to add some silver foil binding. It's origami paper.
The inside covers. I made this in Photoshop CS5 as well.
Then I laminated the covers using packing tape.
If someone wants an in depth tutorial, I'd be more than happy to post one as the steps are a bit more intricate than this but it's still relatively easy to do.