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« on: May 05, 2005 01:37:06 PM »

Alright, so I bought one of those $4ish blank sketchbook/journals from Border's bargain book area.  I have big plans for this little book, but first I want to find a way to alter the covers.  Right now the covers are plain black, kind of a fabric-like surface.   I am guessing it is canvas.   (If anyone know what books I am talking about, speak up!)  I want to re-cover the book, but am unsure what kinds of materials I can use...adhesives and stuff.

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005 01:41:48 PM »

If it's a canvassy material you could use fabric paints to jazz it up, or fabric glue to glue on other fabrics and notions.  Just make sure to spread the glue in a thin layer, not just glopped on. 
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2005 08:01:35 AM »

You could also stamp images onto it using metallic ink and then spray with fixative after a while.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2005 04:34:08 PM »

I've got exactly the same kind of little journal! A surprising amount of things will adhere to them - I've got mine painted with regular acrylic paint and it's just peachy. Adhesives specifically for cloth work well, or hot glue if you aren't worried about permanence...

Just a warning: the binding on these things tears like mad. Be prepared to re-glue the pages to the cover in the future...

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