Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gratitude Journal

This month's dare from Tracy Weinzapfel is all about gratitude. What are YOU grateful for? Well. Tracy put lots of time and hard work into putting together canvas journals for those who wished to purchase them from her for a small fee. But. Being a Creative on a budget, I had to opt out on buying it and made it my own. Well. Here's how I put mine together! 

If you're going to make your own, here is what you'll need (unfortunately, I didn't think of this part until writing this post. Oops!)

  • recycled cardboard (cut in 5 X 5 squares)
  • Canvas
  • Iron (This is optional. My canvas was folded and I had to iron it out)
  • Glue of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Binder rings
I cut my cardboard in 5X5 squares (because that's the size that is being used for Tracy's). 

I rolled out my canvas on my dorm room counter (Glad my roommates weren't home at the time. Hahah!)

I ironed out the section that I was going to use for the journal.

I then laid out my squares and traced them onto the canvas.

I cut them into long strips to make it easier to cut them in my paper trimmer. 

So when you are done cutting the canvas, you'll have 12 pieces of canvas and 6 pieces of cardboard. Adhere the canvas with your preferred glue to each side of the cardboard. 

And voila! All finished. There is a step that isn't shown and that's just me punching 2 holes on the side and putting in two small binder rings in!

I'll have another post up later tonight with my cover page!

Have a creative day!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the idea on making your own canvas journal and I wish I saw this days ago! Oh well, I can still make one of these. I did watch the watercolor tutorial. I like those watercolors in the tins you used, very cool.