Hi everyone I'd like to share with you a step by step on how I created my journal book cover.
Start with a hardcover book and remove all of the pages.
Using Helmar Tacky Craft Glue put a nice thick layer of the glue over the the outsie of the book cover. For best results make sure that you have a nice white thick layer.
Using an open flame (I like to use a candle) carefully and slowly burn the glue by passing it slowly over the open flame. This process is time consuming and should not be rushed, keep passing the glued cover over the flame until the entire cover is burnt, as seen below. Note that as you burn the glue it will bubble up and stretch, this creates the amazing texture.
Once the cover is burnt gently(as the glue underneath is often still not set) wipe with a soft cloth to remove the soot.
After leaving the cover for a couple of hours ( I left mine overnight) to allow the Helmar Tacky Craft Glue to dry completely, rub the cover over with Inka Gold.
Here is a close up of the amazing texture that is achieved from the Helmar Tacky Craft Glue.
Finish off the Journal, lining the inside of the cover with printed paper using Helmar Acid Free Glue. Use eyelets and seem binding to hold in your pages.
Till next time