DIY Journal Cover with Billabong surfer, musician and artist Lindsay Perry.
Mod Podge (you can find this at most any craft store)
Tissue Paper for inside lining (optional)
Favorite magazines or photos
step one - I decided to line the inside of this journal with tissue paper, to cover up the pattern. First, I fold my piece in half so it is double layered, then i sponge down some of the Mod Podge on the inside, carefully lay it down and smooth out any lumps. Next, I close the book so the front is facing up. I add a bit more of the glue on the outside corners of the front, then folding the tissue over as if I were folding the edges of a gift. I then go over the tissue papered the edges with a thin layer of glue to ensure it stays put.
step two - I measure out a piece of any medium weight paper to the size of the journal, I glue this layer on. (this step isn't necessary, but it adds strength to the paper quality)
step three - magazine cut outs, photos of friends or travels are great for the cover of your journal. you can get as personal and creative as you'd like.
step four - after I add all of the pieces i want for the cover, I then paint a layer of the Mod Podge over the art so that it'll be sealed.
step five - this portion is also optional, but I like to paint and title the binding for added personalization.