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Tutorial: TARDIS journal by katien22 Tutorial: TARDIS journal by katien22
A little how-to of my now finished TARDIS journal, inspired by River Song from the show Doctor Who. (It occurs to me that if you didn't know what I was talking about from the word 'TARDIS,' then saying the name of the show wouldn't help you. But I digress.)

Materials: Craft foam, glue, blue tempera paint, a notebook - 4x6 inches or something of the same proportions so that you can use this template: [link] for the raised bits on the cover.

Tools: craft knives (preferably as sharp as you can get them--I discovered while working on this that dull craft knives really don't like paper and it made cutting with the template very hard), paint brushes (I used sponge brushes and a very small brush for the lower spaces, but pretty much any type will work).

Some notes:

I glued a printout of the template onto the notebook (so I'd know where to glue the pieces) and onto the foam (lightly) in order to cut out the raised design. This works fine, but I'm sure there's a better way to do it, so, y'know, experiment.

Also, the blue paint is actually quite a bit darker than is displayed in the photos. It's a different color than the foam, which is hard to see.

Also, I used a spray-on finish after the paint had dried, which is probably not necessary but will hopefully make it more durable.

The idea for how to make this was inspired by [link] and the materials list in that description.

This is just the way I made the notebook, and isn't meant to be taken as a step-by-step how-to guide, exactly. More like a suggestion, because I know there's probably a better way to make this but I thought I'd share my process anyway.
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cat-in-the-web Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
wow that looks not too difficult ^^ i hardly ever use a journal but if i did i would use this to style mine like the one from river ^^ since i have two left hands when it comes to all sorts of crafts XD"
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Deec98 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH
This just made it a whole lot easier omg
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hiya,

I featured your lovely deviation in my Extra feature journal: Doctor Who :D
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Galaxy-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive been trying to figure out how to make this for awhile and I've looked at a lot of ways of how to. But I think this will be the easiest. The only thing I'm not sure about is the foam. Also how much do the materials cost.
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Smacdaddy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HO WOW! Thank you! I really want to try this!
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AyeshaRiddle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Oohh I'm making one with felt
Hopefully it turns out right!!
*crosses fingers*
I'm using acrylic paint... Would that be ok to use?
And did you just use a normal spray finish?
Thankyouuu :)
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Mosaic-of-Love Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I'ma gonna make one now! Thanks for the inspiration!
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katien22 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
You are very welcome! Thank you for liking my idea and I hope yours turns out awesomely. Will you be so kind as to post pictures and a link when you get it finished? I'd love to see someone else's take on the project.
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Mosaic-of-Love Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Indeed!
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katien22 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Sweet!
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Mosaic-of-Love Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Just posted it! I made mine out of fabric, so it's different than this.
[link]
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katien22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Nice! I actually really like it done with fabric, because it looks more worn, and more like River's does in Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead. Mine's very new looking, although I'll probably naturally end up with a 'worn' effect through actual use. C:
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Mosaic-of-Love Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Thanks! The diary starts pristine anyway. I love natural wear.
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katien22 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
That's true, haha. C:
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dreamwithwildhorses Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Nice~!
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katien22 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Thank you!
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dreamwithwildhorses Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
No problem~
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