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« on: August 30, 2009 02:52:16 PM »



I bought a cheap planer for school, (which starts tomorrow, aaah!) and decided that since I still had about a day before classes, I had plenty of time to make my planer look sort-of cool. So I kind-of invented techniques as I went forth with no real plan.

It's kind of like a tutorial. Only... more pictures than words.

Here's what I started with:


enter my box of tricks and a cup of tea.


I cut two covers out of thin cardboard


Drew my design (based off of a tattoo-like design that I have used in about five crafts now...) on corrugated cardboard which I then cut out


Glued the pieces onto the cardboard cover with gel medium, and used the medium to fill in the little holes in the cardboard sides.


While waiting for that to dry, I cut a piece of fabric from my stash to cover the spiral binding, using electrical tape to secure the fabric, as that is what I had lying around *shrug*




Painted the covers red after putting gesso on them


and I drybrushed black ink on them. I am not completely happy with this part, but would you believe that an ex-art major did not have black paint in her box of tricks? *sigh* I sealed them with some gel medium once this dried.


I glued the covers on, then glued white paper (it was all I had lying around the apartment..) on the insides.


Finally, I secured the edges with electrical tape (um, because I thought it would look cool?) and went to bed!


Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009 03:10:48 PM »

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Finally, I secured the edges with electrical tape (um, because I thought it would look cool?) and went to bed!

lol. I does look cool. I wish I used planners so I could make one for myself. I always buy one and never ever use them.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009 03:29:15 PM »

I was thinking about maybe doing something similar to a notebook or journal too, since a lot of people don't use planners....
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009 07:19:33 AM »

This is so cool. I need to make something similer to this, though probably with a notebook - I think my school would have a fit if I coolified the standard issue school planner!
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009 06:47:43 PM »

This is so cool. I need to make something similer to this, though probably with a notebook - I think my school would have a fit if I coolified the standard issue school planner!

Lol, crafting against the man!

Yeah, I want to do this to my lab notebooks, but I know that wouldn't go over well unfortunately :/
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009 12:40:53 PM »

That looks good! I was just planning on modifying my standard uni calendar, and now my ideas feel boring compared to this. I love the wing-like raised design, and I think the black ink looks cool mixed with the red.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009 06:41:41 PM »

That looks good! I was just planning on modifying my standard uni calendar, and now my ideas feel boring compared to this. I love the wing-like raised design, and I think the black ink looks cool mixed with the red.

Oh, I'm sure they weren't boring plans, isn't the important thing just to make it cooler than the original cover? Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2009 05:45:17 AM »

That looks really cool! I always used to collage over my school planners... and when they said we weren't allowed to decorate the outside any more, I collaged the inside of the covers instead so at least I had something to look at!
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2009 05:52:22 PM »

That looks really cool! I always used to collage over my school planners... and when they said we weren't allowed to decorate the outside any more, I collaged the inside of the covers instead so at least I had something to look at!

Why wouldn't you be allowed to decorate the outside? Kudos to you for challenging The Man with creative collaging Cheesy
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