When one sketchbook gets filled, I move on to the next.
Being an artsy-craftsy person, I really enjoy pretty things, so when I recently purchased my newest sketchbook I decided to personalize the cover and brighten it up a bit.
I used an old watercolor painting from my stash that's pretty, but not quite frame-worthy. You could just as easily use a piece of your child's artwork, a scrap of colorful cardstock, an old book cover, a piece of recycled cardboard or anything that is on a piece of heavyweight paper or lightweight chipboard.
- wire bound sketchbook
- Fiskars paper trimmer
- pencil and eraser
- hole punch (I used a Fiskars heart punch )
I think the heart shaped holes match the hearts in my artwork nicely. It's just a little detail, round holes would have been just as functional, but the heart shapes make me happy.
And now I'm ready to start sketching and writing all my design notes in my pretty new notebook.
How will you re-cover your sketchbook or journal?