Tuesday, December 27, 2016

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Altered notebook for music charts by MariLynn

One of the hobbies that I picked up this year was playing the ukuele. I wanted to make a notebook that I could use to write chord charts in. I wanted it to be able to stand with a little bit of an angle. I picked up this notebook and a couple of chip clips. 

I started by picking some musical and coordinating floral designer paper.  I tore the paper into small pieces and I used some tacky glue to glue the paper to the  notebook. 

I glued the clips to the back of the notebook and I took some cream colored acrylic paint and painted the clips. This photo shows how the clips looked mid paint.

After I did the back of the notebook and painted the clips I put torn musical designer paper on the front of the notebook.

I used STAMPlorations Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds stamp with black stazon and stamped in the corners of the front of the notebook.


I used ARTplorations Delicate Leaves Stencil and copper acrylic paint to add three stenciled leaves to the notebook.

I finished it off with some lace a die cute (painted copper as well) and an embellishement that was made by taking hot glue and pressing a gear shape into the glue before the glue dried then when cooled painted with copper and black paint.

This last photo shows why I wanted the clips. See how they make the whole notebook sit at an angle.?


  1. How lovely!! Thanks for sharing :)
    Happy holidays

  2. Really interesting and clever project...thank you for the inspiration x

  3. What a great idea to use the clips as
    the base for the album.
    Good luck with your new skill.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy new Year


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