Here is my metal repair tape journal. oOoO!
Ok, here are the pics and after the pics I will explain how it is made!Front Cover Back CoverDetail ShotInside Front CoverInside Back Cover
Cheap Composition Journal From The Dollar Store
Super Heavy Card Stock or Cereal Box
Metal Foil Tape
Permanent Ink Refill
Stylus or Something Similar
Bone Folder or Something Similar
Old Paint Brush
2 Sheets Printed Scrapbook PaperDirections:
1. Cut out your desired shapes and glue them to the cover and back of the journal. If you have a die cutter that works RAAR grr ugggh too. For those with a Cricut or a Wish Blade, cut out 2 - 3 of the shape from card stock and glue them together for more thickness. I have a Wish Blade, and this journal was made with 3 thicknesses of the shape cut from card stock. (Also a good use of those odd colors you will never use anyway.)
2. Cover the journal with the foil tape being careful not to get any wrinkles, and also beware that once this stuff is down, it is not coming off nicely.
3. Burnish around all the edges of your shapes with the stylus and smooth out the rest with the bone folder.
4. Now you can add any other dots, squiggles, etc. with the stylus. You can also add writing with Metal Stamps. I added the person's name to this one after it sold. I bought mine at Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=90124Optional To Get The Brushed Metal Look
5. Now lightly sand the whole journal to give the metal foil some tooth.
6. Drop 5 - 6 drops of your permanent ink refill on the cover and then swish it all around with the paint brush.
7. Wait about 30 seconds and then wipe it off with a paper towel. This is really messy so either be super careful or wear a plastic glove because the ink will stain your hands and it takes a day or 2 to finally come off.
8. After all the ink is dry you can cover up the ugly folded over ends inside the book with scrapbook paper. I added a ribbon under mine to close it with.All Done!