By Noreen Doll.
I love my new haunted journal!
I really enjoy Halloween images, so that is what I decided to use when I needed to make a journal.
I put a few pocket pages in among the journaling pages because it’s so handy to have a place to hold bits of paper on which notes have been written that are not ready to be used or disposed of.
And besides, I love pocket pages.
So.. here’s the front of the Haunted Journal.
The inside of the back cover
And the back of the journal.
I didn’t give instructions on how to make this journal, but you can find a tutorial on making a cover here.
I covered the cardboard with paper that had a spider web design and then decoupaged the skull onto it. I love how it looks!
Cereal box cardboard makes a great cover, and it looks good after you’ve covered it with some unique paper.
And the pocket page tutorial can be found here. Sturdy brown kraft paper works well for this.
I Mod Podged the small cut-outs onto the pockets, and then gave the finished pocket part a couple of thin coats of Mod Podge.
I like the spiral binding, but you can use binder rings, twine, paper clips shaped like a jump ring, or anything else you can think of to hold the binding together.
Or you can bind it like a hard back book.
The skull graphic came from The Graphics Fairy, where you can also find lots of other really wonderful graphics for all kinds of projects.
The cut-outs of the raven, cat, bat, and small skull were from the Sizzix Tim Holtz line.
Many of the papers were from My Mind’s Eye, the Haunted collection.
The cemetery punch is from Martha Stewart.