Making a DIY Cover from Scratch
- Difficulty: Easy
Materials: decoupage glue, rice paper, acrylic paint, structure paste, pasta modeling, stencil
- base paper, Stone Paper Stamperia
- glue for decoupage, Mix Media Glue
- rice paper for decoupage
- paper for transfer
- Stamperia Super-Transfer Concentrate
- spraying paint Aqua Color Stamperia
- stamps and permanent stamp inks
- Honeycomb background stencil
- white modeling paste, MixMediaArt from Stamperia
- transparent gloss paste MixMediaArt from Stamperia
Measure your art book or diary. Add 8 mm to the short side, and 6.5 cm to the long side. Cut out a rectangle of this size of stone paper. The paper is soft, so it is easily cut by scissors.
Use a stick with a ruler to draw bending lines: at the center according to the width of the art-book or diary cover, and leaving 6 cm from the edges. Bend the paper forming the cover.
Tear motifs from the rice card for decoupage. Make a collage on the surface of the cover and glue separate pieces. Move a flat synthetic brush from the centre of the motif to the edges. Dry the cover with a hairdryer.
Add motifs using transfer paper technique. Using Super-concentrate transfer to apply an image in a matter of seconds. Tear out the motive from the card, put it onto the surface of the cover with the face down. Wet it with the super-transfer concentrate. Rub the motif with the plastic stick and immediately remove the paper. The image will remain on the decorated surface. Dry the blank with a hairdryer for a minute.
Shade the cover over the entire surface with spraying paint Aqua Color. Pick 3-4 your favourite colours and spray them on the surface! Beautiful colour transfers are provided!
Have free spaces? Decorate them using stamps and pigment inks. Prints are set very carefully so make them clear.
Fold the blank of the cover and stitch it over the top and bottom edges. Take contrasting threads to make the seam look decoratively.
Cut out a long belt with a thickness of 1 cm, insert a buckle and glue the end. The decorative belt is ready.
Create an interesting relief on the corners of the cover. To do this, rub some structural pastes in a stencil with your fingers mixing the pastes directly on the surface. Because the layer of the pastes turns out very thin and firmly rubbed, the decor remains sufficiently elastic after drying. Dry pasta with the hairdryer for 5-6 minutes.
Shade the edges of the cover and the belt with stamp paint. Your cover is ready!
I keep and take my art-book in this cover like that anywhere for several months, and the cover is still fresh :)