DIY Ombre Textured Sketchbook Cover

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Decorating notebooks and sketchbooks cover is something i enjoy quite a lot… it is something that allows yours one to be differentiated from others… I bought a few sketchbooks lately for myself and my sisters… I intended to decorate them… my little sister is still in that phase of life when every girl’s favorite color is “pink” so i decided to decorate her’s one in pink… although she wanted me to add butterflies too but i skipped it and doodled on my own… i wanted to make it fast,simple and easy so keeping these points in my mind i came across the idea to decorate it this way… so lets have a view of how i made this ombre textured sketchbook cover

Lets start with the supplies you would need:

Do i have to mention sketchbook? Anyways…

  • Paints(i used ordinary poster colors)

  • Mod podge

  • Mod podge DM silver glitter

  • Paint brush

  • Brush for mod podge

  • A color mixing plate

  • A toothpick(for mixing colors)

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I covered the sketchbook with white paper to provide a blank canvas to work on… to paint ombre, make different shades in the mixing plate…

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In order to get the brush stroke marks in the right way, i first painted the light and then dark one above it… p.s i placed the papers below cover to avoid paint from smudging on to the inner pages..

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To give it a finishing look,i applied a coat of mod podge…

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This is the most interesting and fun part i.e making your desired textured with the mod podge DM glitter… i love the shimmery moon dust kinda glitter in this product and the dimensional look it gives after drying was perfectly suitable for the textured look i wanted…

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I doodled a random pattern on my own and i think it turned out quite well… what do you think??

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I repeated the pattern till it covered the whole cover… now let dry for about an hour

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And here is how it looks after its dry… It turned out very neat yet beautiful… i must regard it as a craft beginner project because no such skill or practice is required…

Hope you all like it.

Have a nice day!!!

Momina

 

 

 

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