This glitter notebook is made from a mini composition pad of paper — the perfect size to keep in your purse so you always have paper on hand.
I created it using the lace technique created by Barbara Trombley, the owner of Art Glitter.
I love this technique because although it looks difficult, it is super easy! For a visual demonstration, click here …
First, adhere a piece of cardstock to cover the back cover of the book. I use a corner rounder to trim the right edge.
Now, to the fun part … Adhere a piece of Sticky Paper (with the protective cover to the sticky side up) to the front of the book and corner round the edges. Peel off the backing and position a piece of lace to the Sticky Paper. I used Lace Pattern 2.
Apply the background color (I used Ultrafine Transparent #85 Crystal).
Carefully remove the lace and apply the second color (I used Ultrafine Opaque #1 True Red).
Place a sheet of scrap paper over the top and gently run a brayer across the top to make sure the glitter is set well. Tap the book on a table to shake off the excess.
And now the finishing touches:
Cut the bookplate with a Tim Holtz Die out of cardstock and then paint it with Adirondack Dabber in Gold.
Stamp the quote (from Tim Holtz) in the center of the bookplate with Archival Black Ink and lightly color the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere it with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Attach the bookplate with brads.
Using Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and the Ultrafine Metal Tip, designate places for the beads (Glass Beads #817 Pearlies) including a very thin ring around the inside of the bookplate. Add the beads and let sit for a few minutes. Then, very gently, push the beads into the glue and shake off the excess.
For a final step, fill the bookplate with a bit of Glossy Accents and let dry.
(I received Art Glitter products in exchange for this post).