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Judy Hayes

Accent a Journal with Paint, Paper and Adhesive Sheets

Hello everyone!  Today I’m sharing a dollar store journal that I dressed up using Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12ʺ and Adhesive Dots Medium.  I like to use little journals like this for gifts. It’s both a gift and a card!  I sometimes write a personal note inside and add a gift card or cash.  I think this journal would be perfect for a graduate!


Here’s a photo of the supplies I used.  I found the journal in a dollar store.


First, I painted the journal with DecoArt® Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Legacy.  When it was dry, I applied a layer of DecoArt® Americana® Decor™ Crème Wax and buffed it.


I used Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12ʺ to apply adhesive to verse and navy mat plus striped papers for the inside covers.  It’s so easy to add the adhesive.   Simply lift the adhesive cover, place the papers on the adhesive, cover with cover sheet, rub well to transfer adhesive.  Then peel the paper pieces off.


I fastened the verse on the navy mat and placed it on the journal cover.  Easy!


I folded ribbon about in half and fastened together with Adhesive Dots Medium. Then I added 2 more Adhesive Dots Medium on one side of the ribbon. I used a needle tool to tuck the ribbon into the spine at top of the book. Once the book was closed, I pressed along the book spine to make sure the ribbon was fastened well.


On the inside of the covers, I fastened striped paper.  It adds a finished and decorative touch.


All that’s left is to write a personal note and give to someone special!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Adhesive Dots Medium
Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12ʺ

Authentique™ Paper: Seafarer Collection (Seafarer One, Eleven)
DecoArt® Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Legacy
DecoArt® Americana® Decor™ Crème Wax
Dollar Store Journal
Navy cardstock