Monday, April 2, 2012

Altered Journal

Happy Monday Krafters!

I trust you all had a wonderful krafty weekend! Today, I would like to share an altered journal I did for my daughter. Yes I know I did one for her before, but this one is a little more special. She turned eight and she wanted a diary. However, I thought she was still a tad bit young for a diary. I feel a journal was more appropriate. She enjoys writing and poetry and I want to encourage her. Who knows where it will lead?

This is a regular composition notebook you can get from a store. Her favorite color is purple so of course I HAD to do her right J I used DCWV’s Once Upon a Time Stack. It is full of beautiful glittered papers and hues of purple. I have been sitting on this paper for about a year if not longer. I had her mind when I bought it though!

Here is the back of the journal. I didn’t do too much to it since the papers are so pretty. I did add a boarder to the spine that is layered three times just as I did in the front. I also added two brads to the ribbon closure to extra security. On the edges, I used some gold Folk Art Metallic Paint (it is like my favorite).

On the front, I used another piece of the beautiful paper stack. I cut a doily on the Silhouette that I bought from the Silhouette store. I painted it gold and cut it in half. On top of the doily, I added handmade flowers (except for the two small gardenias-they were extras from the mini I shared here). I also painted the edges in that metallic gold paint.
I really like how this turned out! If you would like to see more, please click here to see the video. Thank you all for stopping by! I really appreciate each and every one of you, Krafthead~
Composition Notebook
DCWV Once Upon a Time
Mulberry Paper
Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge-Large Gardenia, Cherry Blossoms, Rolled Roses and Leaves
Fabulous Finds-Buckle
Spellbinders Create a Rose Shapeability- Large Roses
Glimmer Mist-Gold and Fully Purple
Glimmer Glaze
Liquid Pearls-Flower Centers
Ribbon-Shear and Satin
I Am Roses-Small Gardenias
Pearl String
Zva Peals
Copic Marker
Martha Stewart- Monarch Butterfly Punch and Doily Lace Punch
Label Punch
Misc Butterfly Punch
Folk Art Metallic Gold
Doily-Purchased in the Silhouette Store
Velcro (for the closure)
Alcohol Ink Mixative- Gold


  1. I Have seen Note books Changed into Journals before But Nothing as Nice as this : ) you added Just the right amount of things to it, You did Not over Do on the embellishments AT All : )

  2. I just saw the video and you did a beautiful job! I have that same gold paint and I can't wait to copy your idea. Thanks for the inspiration!! EllenBee