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Project Gallery: Journals

Design a Journal or Sketchbook

Create a journal to remember your travels, or perhaps a
sketch book where you can draw or save photos, clippings
and ideas.

To decorate your journal, choose images that complement
your plans. Affix printed images to a store-bought notebook
with paper craft glue or spray adhesive. Our example in the
top-right photo features a button closure that's easy to add.
Begin by sewing a button to the front cover. Punch a hole in
the back cover of your notebook and thread a loop of elastic
cord through. Adjust it to the proper length and then tie the
cord in a knot on both sides of the cover so it doesn't slip
out. If the cover is particularly thick, try using a small drill bit
with an electric drill to make the necessary holes.

The spiral journal in the bottom photo is adorned with a tiny
bow, which can be easily applied with hot glue. Be creative
and choose embellishments that remind you of your
journeys. Perhaps you'll pick up a piece of sea glass or
press a flower between the pages to dry. A particularly
interesting matchbook cover or sales receipt can even be a
nice touch!

"My Travels" background image from IE132 Foreign
Currency I

"Vacation Days" image from IE300 Beach Vacation II.


Images from Teacher
Collection I IE102 

FREE Project Instructions

Image on cover is

Images are Merry Christmas Girl-SI0222, Snowman Salute-SI0272
and Salsify Seeds-SI0027




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