Vintage style travel journal.
Marble composition book (hard cover)
White printer paper, traced and cut to fit the front and back journal covers
Vintage travel images: Google image search for vintage images like this: tickets, postcards, cars, trains, exotic locations, post marks, etc.
Awl or small nail
Utility knife (exacto blade)
Permanent markers and high lighters in bright, pastel colors
Mod Podge – I used the matte finish, made for paper crafts
Brush and water cup
¼” black elastic strip (Mine came in a 3 yard package, measure and cut to ensure a snug fit)
2 - 1/2" small brass fasteners (for holding elastic on back of journal)
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1)Trace the front and back covers of your composition book onto the white printer paper and cut out. Glue the paper onto the front and back jouranl covers. Next, create 2 Power Point slides, filled with vintage travel images. Print your images out in black and white. I needed about 3 copies total to cover the front and back journal covers. Cut around the images making the borderless pictures into rectangles and squares. Color the images in using light pastel markers and bright high lighter colors. Try to balance the color range, size and theme in order to achieve an overall balance in your collage. Arrange the images on the two covers and glue down using glue stick.
3) I needed about 3 pages total to cover the front and back journal covers. Cut around the images making the borderless pictures into rectangles and squares. Try to balance the color range, size and theme in order to achieve an overall balance in your collage. Begin arranging the images on the two covers and glue down using glue stick.
6)Wrap a length of the elastic around the back cover and hold it a bit taught. Cut the elastic so that there will be some overlap once wrapped around the inside and outside of the back cover. Cut a small slit (I used an exacto blade for this) into the elastic where it overlaps the hole on the inside of the journal cover. Make another slit into the opposite end of the elastic where the two pieces will overlap.
7)Slip a brass fastener through one piece of elastic and then through the hole in the journal cover. Open the fastener “wings” and flatten them out towards the inside of the joural cover. Repeat this step near the bottom of the journal cover. No ocerlapping elastic this time. The fastener should hold the elastic band in place. Note that the fastener is holding the outer band of elastic in place only. The inside band needs to remain free in order to wrap it around the front, outside journal cover.