- Tissue paper
- Elmer's glue in a paint cup or disposable bowl
- Blank solid color journal (white or a light color)
- Other decorations like glitter or magazine cutouts (optional)
- small paintbrush
First, open the journal and lay it face down. Take the paintbrush and spread glue in a small area. Stick different overlapping colors of tissue paper on top of it. Then spread a thin, fine layer of glue over the tissue paper to give it a nice shine. Repeat. After everything is covered and dry, decorate with your favorite pictures, drawings, or colors!
Note: When you are decorating the spine, at different intervals open and close the book to make sure it doesn't stick anywhere.