7.14.2011

How to alter a composition book

This was a tutorial I did back in 2009...reposting it here:

I think it's time for another tutorial. I've thought about doing this particular one for a very long time now but never got around to it. About a month ago, I was asked if I would be interested in doing any type of a "how-to", so I thought this would be the perfect time to do it! Here is my tutorial on.....

How to alter a composition book


Supplies needed:
  • composition book
  • 2 sheets 12x12 scrapbook paper (4 sheets if you want to cover the inside covers too)
  • exacto knife
  • adhesive-I've used quite a few of them, but I prefer to use Tombow Mono-Multi liquid glue because it's strong and leaves all my projects smooth-looking.
  • embellishments

1. There are two applicators on the Tombow adhesive bottle- a pen tip and a broad tip. Using the pen tip, follow along the edges using a thin, light coat. Then apply adhesive in the middle, covering "most" of the comp book. I just zig zag from one end to the other.


2. Put the edge of the scrapbook paper right next to the edge of the black spine of the composition book. Lightly run your hand over the paper first to make sure it's secured...then apply more pressure and smooth out the entire front cover, making sure everything is glued down good.


3. Open the comp book. Using an exacto knife, follow along the comp book to cut away the excess paper.


4. The front of the comp book is now covered with paper. Repeat the steps for the back cover (and the inside covers too, if you wish).


5. Finally, add some style to the comp book by using embellishments....this really dresses it up! I like to alter mini comp books too and give them as teacher gifts. They are such a great gift idea!

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