DIY Vintage Style Book Cover

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I created this book in honor of Halloween (one of my absolute favorite holidays). It’s an easy tutorial to customize to almost any journal use. I decided to put my star sign (a Pisces) on the front but you could put anything. So without further ado here’s the tutorial.

I started with a sketch book (the one I keep in my craft room) and then drew my symbol with a white crayon. (As you can see I may have messed up a little the first time).

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Next trace your white crayon outline carefully with a hot glue gun.

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Let it cool then start overlaying this with tissue paper and modpodge (the tissue paper can be any color because you’ll paint over it). Here’s what mine looked like after a few coats.

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After letting the modpodge dry and seal I started painting mine with acrylic paint. I mixed a metallic light blue and green glitter because I was going for any ocean-y theme.

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Here’s what my book looked like after a few coats.

 

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And finally I took a little bit of gold metallic paint to add some details.

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All done, and this could be easily modified with different colors or symbols.

Thanks for reading,

Monty.

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