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The art journal that I love to use has one teeny tiny flaw. I hesitate to mention it because in all other ways this art journal is perfection itself. But, here it is: the cover is super absorbent and as you work in the journal it gets covered in all sorts of ink and paint and such.
It's not a big deal, and yet it does make me a little crazy.
I have been using Glad Press'n Seal to stop the mess from getting to the cover. It's an easy solution and works great. But then my husband brought home a brown paper bag and a new idea sparked!
When I was in grade school we had to cover our borrowed text books so they wouldn't get damaged. Every September my Mom would save the brown paper shopping bags and my Brother and I would sit at the kitchen counter and turn those shopping bags into text book covers. I figured I could do a grown-up version of the text book cover for my art journal! And I thought I'd take you along for the ride....
STEP ONE: Prepare the bag.
STEP TWO: Decorate the bag.
STEP THREE: Fit it to the book.
STEP FOUR: Insert book.
Now, insert the other cover into the other end of the bag.
STEP FIVE: Admire.
So that's it. You should now have a beautifully fitting art journal cover!
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