Student Composition Book, Container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate, Green small print scrapbook paper, Scissors, 1” Foam brush, Large width green rick rack (length of composition book), 2 White shimmer chenille sticks, 4 Assorted color shimmer pom poms
- Wipe composition book with a paper towel. Measure and cut scrapbook paper same size as composition book. Using 1” foam brush, apply Mod Podge to surface of composition book as well as back of scrapbook paper. Lay paper with right side up in place on the cover of the notebook. Apply pressure and smooth the paper working from the center towards the edges removing air bubbles. Once paper is smoothly adhered, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper. Allow to dry.
- Trace a jar or drinking glass to create a large circle. Create as many bugs as you wish on your cover, our sample illustrates only two bugs.
- Basecoat paint the following areas: Bug Head – Fresh Foliage Composition Notebook Binding – True Blue. Allow to dry and reapply a second coat if necessary.
- Shade the outer edge of the bug’s head. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Fresh Foliage and Kelly Green. Paint to shade the bug’s head keeping the Kelly Green to the outside edge.
- Paint two large circles of Wicker White, creating eyes. Allow to dry and reapply.
- Using the handle end of the No. 12 flat brush, paint two large dots of Licorice in the center of the bugs white eyes.
- Paint two large circles of Parisian Pink creating cheeks for the bugs. Highlight with Wicker White.
- Using the No. 2 Script Liner Brush loaded with thinned Licorice, paint the wiggle smile. Add a Parisian Pink tongue and outline with thinned Licorice.
- Still using the same No. 2 Script Liner Brush and thinned Licorice, “wigglely” outline the bug’s head and eyes. Paint the words, “My Bug Journal” in the center and personalize it with the name of your favorite bug collector.
- To create antennae, wrap a 6” chenille stem around a pencil, glue a pom pom to the top. Attach the antennae to the book cover by poking small holes, allow the chenille stem to slide through, fold over and tape end in place on the inside cover of the journal.