Step Seven...Gluing The Canvas to the Front Cover of the Journal
1.TAPING THE JOURNAL: Prior to gluing the burlap substrate to the front cover of the journal be sure to cover-up the spine with tape. I always have Blue Painters tape available and usually use it. 2. TYPES OF ADHESIVE:I A.If you are using spray adhesive for this part be sure to work in a well ventilated area. ADVANTAGE to the spray adhesive is that it is usually very quick drying. Within 15-20 min. you should be able to continue on to the next step. B.Craft Glue, Golden or Liquitex Matt Medium, or PH Neutral PVA (available at Plaza, Michaels,craft supply stores) will need much longer to dry, I Recommend Over Night. ADVANTAGE: Very low fumes, easy water clean-up.This would make it safer to use around children.
Trim Off Excess Plaster Before Gluing
***Remember that you can always go back and trim off additional material if needed after the glue has dried. Ready To Glue: You are now ready to Glue the Plaster substrate to your Journal cover. #### While you are waiting for the glue to set-up and dry this would be a good time to set-up and print your Tissue Paper Image.
Step Eight...Preparing The Printed Tissue Paper
Access to an ink jet printer connected to your computer or Pad
select an image on your Computer or Pad to be printed
Regular tissue paper
plain paper to run through your printer
pair of scissors
glue stick....you can use double sided sticky tape, but I find the glue stick works better for me.
Step One.. You will need to select an image that will be big enough to show up on the Journal Cover. It needs to be saved to your computer, pad or phone and you will need to be able to print off of your device.
Step Two... Cut your tissue paper to the approximate size you need (same as your regular print paper) lightly iron it…you will want to take a few of the wrinkles out. This way it will be a whole lot easier for the paper to go through the printer. Be sure to keep the iron on low so the steam does not automatically trigger!
Then glue your tissue paper to the standard computer paler…make sure you smooth it out so there are not bubbles. Glue all 4 sides down.Trim the tissue paper to fit the printer paper. Be sure to smooth out the tissue paper as you lay it on the print paper.
Then load your printer according to the type of printer you have and print!
*** Remember to Print On the DULL side of the tissue paper.
Here is the final Photo printed to tissue paper. You need to cut around the edges of the paper where you originally glued the tissue paper down.
Step Nine....Applying the Tissue Images/painting the cover
Step Ten...Trimming out the edges/Sealing the Cover