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Journal, Ornament, Doctor Who
I made River Songs Journal using a Mini Composition but this project could easily be done on a larger scale.

Posted by niny512 from McMinnville, Oregon, United States • Published See niny512's 29 projects »
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  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started this project by sealing all the pages together with Mod Podge so that when the project is finished it will be a closed book, do not glue the covers to the pages just yet. After the Mod Podge dried I painting the Mini Comp Book a light blue color. After the paint dried I used a hot glue gun to make six squares on the front cover.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 2
    Step 2

    I added a coat of blue paint (a slightly lighter shade then the first coat) then I used a towel to wipe off some of the excess letting the color below show through.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 3
    Step 3

    I used my glue gun again to fill in the rest of the front cover, I made smaller squares (filled in) inside the squares I had already made making sure to leave a gap between the squares. I also filled in everything else around the larger squares. Make sure it's cooled before you touch the glue.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 4
    Step 4

    I decided that I wanted the page to not be so smooth and I also wanted to mask the shininess that the hot glue left. I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the cover.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 5
    Step 5

    I applied some white tissue paper and made sure it wasn't not smooth. I made wrinkles in the paper and removed bits of the paper as well.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 6
    Step 6

    I also covered the back of the journal with tissue paper because I really liked the imperfect look. Make sure you really let the Mod Podge dry.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 7
    Step 7

    After the piece was good and dry I painted it with a light blue.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 8
    Step 8

    I then applied a layer of a darker blue and wiped away some of the paint so that the lighter paint shows through in areas.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 9
    Step 9

    I tied a piece of embroidery floss around the whole journal then made a loop on top so I can hang it in the tree. Next I glued the covers to the pages so that the book stays closed.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 10
    Step 10

    I decided to add some really dark blue (almost black) and gold as well. I wiped off a lot of these two colors so that they aren't taking over the other colors. This is just to add some age to it.

  • How to mold a clay model. River's Journal Ornament - Step 11
    Step 11

    After all the paint dried I hung it in my tree. The project is a bit time consuming but it is worth it. And if you want to make this an actual journal you only need to skip three steps...
    1) Don't glue the pages together.
    2) Don't add the embroidery floss.
    3) Don't glue the covers to the pages.
    You will probably want to paint the insides of the covers as well.

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