Faux Leather Notebook | Sharon Nettleship | Silhouette UK BlogSilhouette UK Design Team
The Notebook File
First bring in your notebook file.
It’s quite a large file so make sure you fit it onto your mat.
Sizing The Olympic Torch
Leave the notebook file on your screen so you can size your Olympic torch to fit the front of your design.
Using the text tool add your text.
I have used Impact size 48.
I used this as it is quite blocky and easy to read.
Cutting Out The Notebook
Move the torch and text outside of the cutting mat and cut out your notebook.
The Fun Part
Wet the notebook with warm water and scrunch up.
This is what makes the paper look like leather.
Leave to dry.
It will take about 15-20 mins.
Cutting Out The Vinyl Images
Whilst your paper is drying cut out your images in vinyl.
I did the torch and letters in gold metallic vinyl, the flames in yellow and the little star in silver metallic.
Inking & Adding Vinyl
Lightly ink over the notebook with a dark brown ink.
Using transfer tape apply the vinyl images to the front of the cover when dry.
Pockets & Elastic
Glue each side of the pockets and add your elastic.
You can pop your pages in by threading through the elastic.
Little bits of memorabilia can be put into the pockets.
Use another piece of elastic for the middle of your notebook.