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 Nine....Applying the Tissue Images/painting the cover
Step Ten...Trimming out the edges/Sealing the Cover