Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Altered Composition Notebook - Part Two .....

Hey Girls...

I'm back to share more of my altered composition notebook project with you.  In my last post, you got to see how I altered the inside of the notebook.  Now it's time to see how I altered the outside.

I wanted it to have a shabby/vintage look to it, so I modgepodged scraps of some shabby/vintage style scrapbook papers to the front and back covers....



I added one of the new fabric flowers I had recently purchased at Michael's in the corner..


Then I painted the black spine of the notebook with some pale pink craft paint and covered it with some wide lace trim I had in my stash, adhering it with my hot glue gun....




I also added a strip of some vintage looking velvet crochet trim to the edge....


I love how it turned out and even though it took me longer to complete than I first thought it would, it was a fun project to work on.

All that's left now is deciding on what type of closure I will use for the notebook.  I'm thinking I will punch small holes in the front and back covers to thread some ribbon through to tie them together for a simple and easy closure.  And later, I will probably add some bits and pieces of other small embellishments and images to pretty up the inside pages even more.

Well, that's all until next time.  See you soon!!!