April 25, 2013

DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook

Today I'm going to show you how to make this awesome painted geometric moleskine notebook. 
DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook
You know you want to make one!
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What you need:
DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook
  • Moleskine notebook (I used this one)
  • Masking tape
  • Acrylic paint (preferably two colors - I used gold and blue)
  • Paintbrush (I put a small bristled one in the first picture, but I ended up using the foam brush (shown in both second pictures)
  • Gloss medium and varnish
1) Start by putting the masking tape on evenly in a triangle sort of way.
DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook
2) Paint your desired color. I know I have the strokes going along the direction the tape went, but I ended up changing that later on and making it go straight across. (also, something I should have done is to put a piece of paper inside the cover on each side. Then I wouldn't have gotten paint on the pages.)
DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook
3) Wait for that to dry, and add another coat.

4) After it's dry, apply a coat of varnish in the same direction. Wait for this to dry.

5) Take the tape off, and put some new tape at those edges (for mine I put it a little above, but I wouldn't recommend this unless you like that line)
DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook
6) Pant your second color just as you did in steps 2 and 3. Apply varnish if you wish. (I didn't. I liked the muted gold and shiny blue.)
DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook
7) Remove the tape after everything is dry. Mine was very bent, so I closed it and laid it under some heavy books for it to go back to its normal shape.
DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook

Make a few more, and put them where you'll use them! (I put this one in my camera bag)

DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook DIY Painted Geometric Moleskine Notebook

What do you think? Do you have to go make one now?


xo, RN
ps- blogged about this yesterday over here.
ps- don't forget to ask me a question or two!

idea inspired by this.

2 comments:

  1. I so have to try that! :D

    xoxo
    Mackenzie
    { http://thoughts-of-a-fangirl.blogspot.com/ }

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  2. Its a really good idea! sometimes im just tired of choosing a printed paper and this is creative and easy!

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