Notebook Coverup mixed media origins papers markers coloring tattered angels upcycling

Sleek Traveler’s Notebook Coverup

I took a chance and ordered a sleek traveler’s notebook in an “oops” sale. When I got the notebook the cover had some minor damage to it. I decided I would re-do the cover using a piece of the Mixed Media Origins paper and really make this a notebook that I would like to carry with me and use.

I am Lynda Lindley and I’m sharing the notebook coverup process with you below.

Notebook Coverup mixed media origins papers markers coloring tattered angels upcycling

I love this paper and thought it would make a beautiful cover. The paper itself if flexible and soft making it the perfect choice to use for a book cover. I love how well the paper took the colors of the markers and how the saturated colors really make the images seem so real on the paper.

My “oops” notebook is now a keeper!!

Notebook Coverup mixed media origins papers markers coloring tattered angels upcycling

To upcycle her notebook cover, Lynda used:
Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins –
Blooms
various Copic markers
sandpaper, liquid adhesive (Mod Podge)
foam brush, scissors, pencil

Notebook Coverup mixed media origins papers markers coloring tattered angels upcycling

Chose the marker colors you want to use and color the flowers.
I picked various shades of pink.

Notebook Coverup mixed media origins papers markers coloring tattered angels upcycling

Using markers, color the butterfly – mine is orange/brown.

Notebook Coverup mixed media origins papers markers coloring tattered angels upcycling

Trim the paper down to just a bit bigger than the notebook size. Use sand paper and rough the surface of the notebook. Apply the liquid glue to the entire notebook surface and the paper back.

Notebook Coverup mixed media origins papers markers coloring tattered angels upcycling

Carefully align the paper onto the notebook.
Use a heavy object to hold the paper tight against the notebook as it dries.
Once it is dry, trim away the extra paper.

Notebook Coverup mixed media origins papers markers coloring tattered angels upcycling

Add the straps back to the notebook to finish it off.

Notebook Coverup mixed media origins papers markers coloring tattered angels upcycling

As you can see, it was an extremely easy job! And the result – amazing!
Now, my traveler’s notebook looks like new and, guess what… not many people will have a cover like mine!
It’s a winner!!!

Happy crafting!

Lynda Lindley



Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


'Sleek Traveler’s Notebook Coverup' has 1 comment

  1. April 23, 2018 @ 9:13 am Julia Cotrim

    I just love how your notebook turned out! Very creative and very beautiful!

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