In addition to loving art supplies, I have a huge addiction to notebooks and journals of all kind. You can imagine my excitement at being able to use art supplies ON the journals themselves.
The Moleskine Cahier Journals in Kraft are perfect to draw on, and if you haven’t tried these yet, you can choose from lined, squared, dotted or plain. I’m using the plain cahiers here, but I like the lined ones equally. I always have a small notebook in my purse to jot down ideas or little drawings, and these are the absolute perfect size and thickness.
The kraft covers are thick enough to take a lot of different materials, but are still flexible. Here are some notebook cover design ideas:
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- Decoupage with Mod Podge
- Washi tape
- Tons of stickers
- Photo collages with packing tape over
- Packing tape transfer
- Gesso and acrylic paint
- Sharpie and white Gelly pen as seen here
I was inspired by doing all sorts of Zentangle and doodling, and took some of those designs over to the Moleskine covers. Black and white looks awesome, but Sakura also has the Gelly Roll Moonlight pens that look fantastic on kraft covers.
Supplies for Notebook Cover Designing
Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Large, RuledSet of 3 Plain Notebook Moleskine Cahier Journal Kraft XLarge Book 3 packSakura Gelly Roll Classic 05 (Fine Pt.) 3pk Pen, WhiteSharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 CountSakura 10-Piece Gelly Roll Assorted Colors Blister Card Moonlight 10 Bold Point Gel Ink Pen Set
(For some reason, as of the writing of this post, Amazon doesn’t have the middle size plain kraft Moleskines. I have bought them at Target, so if you are near a Target, you can probably find them there. Otherwise, the photo links about are for the lined and the larger size plain notebooks.)