Colorful Paris handmade notebook

Colorful Paris – handmade notebook

Creating a personalised cover for a handmade notebook, journal or book is so easy with the variety of designs that Canvas Corp offers on its  papers collection. From stripes and repetitive patterns on various colors to themed papers, there is always something to find to match your project and style. Just visit the shop and select yours and decorate it further with your favorite paints from Tattered Angels.


Colorful Paris handmade notebook

“Adding color to one of my favorite papers without just filling with paint the designs on the papers was my initial target. Dividing the paper with lines and creating another layer on it was like distressing the designs and creating a stained glass effect”. – as Kyriakos says.

Materials used

Tattered Angels – Baseboard Mist Paint – GerberSunburst
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Emerald GreenMardi GrasApple
Tattered Angels – Stained Glass Paint – Olive
Canvas Corp – Black & Ivory Paris
Clear Creative medium
Black marker
Binding machine and wires
Bookboard, White pages
Aluminium sheet
Eiffel tower die
Black cardstock


Step 1 – Cut two pieces of bookboard in dimensions 5x6in. Cover them with the Black and Ivory Paris paper to create the cover for your notebook.

Step 2 – Using black marker and a ruler, draw lines on the covers, dividing the design into various sections.

Step 3 – Color them with your chosen Tattered Angels paints.

Step 4 – Use clear acrylic medium to cover the paper in order to secure and protect the colors.

Step 5 – Embellish with Paris related die cuts made of an aluminium sheet and paper cuttings.

Step 6 – Use your book binding machine to make holes in the covers and blank pages and set them up on a binding wire.

Transform completely the look of Canvas Corp paper by adding some colors from Tattered Angels to create a cover that represents your style or be a part of a theme or just decorate your next journal cover and take it on a trip with you to keep your memories in. Whatever you’re planning to make, there is certainly a Canvas Corp definitely have a paper for youf.

For more of Kyriakos’ work visit The Crafts World or his Instagram.

Happy crafting!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

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