Vintage Diary Cover

Hi friends,

Hello everyone, Ruchi here with another inspirational project. I have altered a diary cover to give it a vintage look with supplies from Little Birdie Crafts. I am continuing with my recycling theme in this project too. I have used packing material from chipboard packs to give dimension to the base of the diary.

Here is the project followed by the step by step process.


Step 1 : The first step is always to decide what to make. I am always looking to work with different bases in terms of their usage and medium, so as to inspire you to take up any project that you fancy. Today I decided to alter a diary which was given as a gift to me .The first thing I did was to give it a coat of white gesso so that whatever color mediums I use later would have a better coverage and will not seep into the cover.

Next I took out some of the packing material which comes with the chipboard shapes. They are packed in such a wonderful sheets that I can never discard them.

Step 2 : Now I decided to add some dimension to the tags and pulled out various stencils that I had. These are all from Little Birdie Crafts and I used modelling paste through them to add texture.

I placed them in this way on the cover. Some I used as it is, and some I cut into circles.

Step 3 : Once everything dried, I decided to give it a coat of black gesso as I wanted a more vintage look. I also dug out a picture of a vintage couple and decided to use a watercolor embellishment from Little Birdie Crafts as a frame.

Step 4 : Now to add more dimension and interest to the project, I added some chipboard shapes. Also, I completed my composition with some handmade flowers and leaves. There are some awesome designs of chipboard shapes from Little Birdie Crafts and it is always a pleasure to work with them.

Step 5 : I used some chalk paints to give the look and then added some craft pellets. I also did some dry brushing with white gesso to highlight some areas. Finally I decided to enhance certain areas with copper metallic wax.


some closeups for you all.

I had a good time making this cool project. Hope you too will give it a try. The list of supplies used is as follows :

1.White Gesso:

2.Black Gesso:

3.Chalk paints:



6.Craft Pellets:

7.Handmade Flowers :

8.Fairy Sparkle :

9.Modelling paste

10. Watercolor embellishment :

I am thankful to you all for being here. Stay safe till we meet again.

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