DIY Crafts!

DIY book covers! (part 2)

Hey there! So today, I’m going to do a part 2 of DIY book covers. Check out the first part here! I showed five covers there and I’ll be doing the other 5 today.

Also, I recently opened an art page on my primary blog. I’ll do one here soon, for bookish characters. Meanwhile, I’d absolutely love it if you could check out the one on my primary blog here!

That was all. Now let’s get on with it!

Common materials required:
➡ Notebooks (obviously?)
➡ Acrylic paint
➡ White cardstock (or any colour, you’re going to paint over it. So..)
➡A sponge and a dotting tool(or anything with a round, flat tip)
➡ Basic stationery (a pencil, white school glue, a ruler, a stencil, fine liners, regular pens and felt pens).

The first step for all the covers, is covering the front of the note with cardstock paper. The only difference is in the patterns and colours used.

DIY cover #1

This book has been shown horizontally because it makes no sense when you look at it in the portrait mode. It was supposed to be a city in the night but my brain ended up making the sky yellow. So..
Anyway, I first painted the yellow background on white cardstock, then I went in with purple for the buildings, green for dots signifying stars and finally pink for whatever that is in the sky.I also made a few ridges by smoothing down air bubbles. Notice the spongy texture with the pink.

DIY cover #2

This was relatively easier and all it required was a piece of sponge and a dotting tool. I painted the black background and opted for white polka dots and a white banner like thing at the top. I really liked how the dots turned out pretty round.

DIY cover #3

Rather than painting a black background, I used black cardstock here and went with a coat of white school glue to make it look like paint. I did NOT draw or paint the clock in the middle. I cut it off from an advertisement and pasted it here.

DIY cover #4

I guess this was something of an abstract art. I painted the cardstock with that light mustard yellow kind of colour and sort of went crazy with painting those rectangles from the top and bottom. I sort of just played with every colour I had nearby and it ended up looking like this. And I added the white hoping for some bit of colour to stand out but that too, ended up blending in. Oh well.
But I liked how everything ended up neutral.

DIY cover #5

Okay, I hope you got what those circular objects are because I honestly have no idea. I’ll be honest though, I wanted them to be lemons, but I randomly went in with some brown markers and then, I wanted them to be wheels. But then, I went in with some orange and pink and now, I don’t know what it is.
I just sponged on yellow for the background and using a circle stencil, drew a bunch of circles everywhere. Then I used a black ball pen to outline them and markers to colour them. I also went in with a felt pen and drew little squares in the background. And done!


So, that was all for today! Which one do you think you’d like to try? Let me know in the comments down below! And don’t forget to check out my art page here! Thank you!

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14 thoughts on “DIY book covers! (part 2)

  1. I love all of these! The first one is really creative and looks like a sunset scene 😀 The second one is SO cute! And I was about to SAY when I saw that watch, I was like the talent is strong with this one XD The fourth one looks like really creative raindrops! And I thought the fifth one was grapefruit slices, but they could totally double and triple as lemons and wheels! 😉 ❤ This was an awesome post!

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