Sunday, March 11, 2012

Journals ~ Using Maps

Use an old map (or unwanted map) to cover a composition notebook.  Trace your book over the map, and trim to fit.  Apply a layer of glue (or decoupage) and gently place trimmed map on top, leaving the binding to show.

Once this is dry, open the notebook and trim any edges.

Embellish your new journal with anything of your choice.  For this one, I layered two types of scrap trim and ribbon, and added recycled boarding passes.  

(Inside pocket, a portion of an old ticket jacket and a map bookmark made with cereal box card board)

Cover the back with a map also. 

Fill your journal with pocket pages.  For assistance with pocket pages, visit How to Create Your Own Art Journal

Tip:  Maps can also be used for book covers on school textbooks or reading books.

1 comment:

nancypo said...

I jus saved a coupe of weeks ago for a project too :) And some sheet music!