I have a weird fondness for brown notebooks.
Whenever I see them in a store I have an urge to buy a bunch of them.
But sometimes, despite the love, they do look a little too plain to be used as an everyday journal.
And so I thought it'd be a fun project to turn some of them into personalized designs.
A good thing is that it looks easily DIY'd.
Here's a quick how-to:
Supplies you will need
1. A plain notepad
2. Colour paper/ Scrapbook paper
3. White paint/ gel pen
Draft the outline of the design lightly by a pencil
Decide your colour combination.
If you are stuck in deciding the colours, try brainstorming at colour palette websites.
(I like Design Seeds and Colourlovers, check them out! :)
My final decision is white, green and orange to go with the yellow border.
Drawing the patterns:
This seems to be the hardest part, but it will get much easier when you do it, I promise.
Guided by your draft, use your gel pen/ paint brush to draw a variety of lines on each row.
It needs a little patience to complete the pattern, but once its done you will know it's worth it :)
Erase the draft borders once the paint is dried.
Now it's time to cut them out and stick them onto your notebook.
Put on a protective glaze and it is finished!
This design can also be used on hand-bind cereal box notepads.
Modify the design as much as you like, Get Wild :D
Have fun Crafting!