Completing the handmade journal (ice cream cone box)

I made some painted papers to glue into the journal cover I made.  Once the painted papers were glued in and dried, I added some inspirational quotes I liked by gluing them onto the painted papers.


Handmade Journal using an ice cream cone box

Cover your box with painted papers.  I made my papers with my Gelli plate and also used stencils and a variety of acrylic paints.

Here is what it looks like once I covered  my box front and back with my painted papers.  I used a glue stick to cover the box.

Pages for inside of journal.




Creating painted papers for journaling.


Polymer Clay Wacky Beads


Polymer clay wacky beads with embedded shells.  Mixed white, beige and translucent (Premo) polymer clay.  Shaped beads by hand for a more organic look.  Marks and holes were made with a tooth pick.


Painted Rocks


Pick up some rocks and have some fun painting them!  Acrylic paints (Folk Art and Americana) were used to paint these rocks.  Scribbles 3D Paint was used to outline the hearts and to add marks on the rocks for some added texture.  Don’t forget to brush on some gloss glaze over your pretty rocks!