Leather Journal DIY!
It is Sherlock week here at Doodlecraft!
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas.
Sherlock, the new season of BBC's epic series, comes out on January 1st!
Let's celebrate with 5 super geeky crafts!
It's a fun twist on the old Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
They are detective based mysteries set in modern days.
Like how the old school books could be interpreted today!
Dr. John Watson, instead of writing for the paper The Strand, has a blog!
There are 3 seasons (3 Ninety minute episodes each season) and they did a fun feature last New Year's Day, The Abominable Bride.
Anyways, let's craft.
I got a blank journal book from Oriental Trading.
They are cheap and the paper is similar to newsprint, but fun for a craft.
I also used scrap leather (purchased in a bundle at Hobby Lobby)
Rubber cement, snaps and setter, and gold adhesive foil/adhesive pen
Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors)
The length should be enough to go around the entire book and to the center.
Mine measures 6 inches by 11 inches.
Set a snap right in the center of the leather flap.
Put the book inside and think through the right direction for the snaps to work.
Haha, I did my first one wrong.
Just do the edge one first, then fold it around the book and make a mark
where it lines up, then put the top of the snap there.
Next use the rubber cement and coat only one side of the leather and the book.
Let the rubber cement dry.
on the spine area.
Rubber cement the leather and the book cover and let them both dry.
Then press together.
It's fantastic and cool looking!
221 B address on the flap.
It is reminiscent of the front door to the apartment on Baker Street.
I also used gold foil that adheres to glue and leaves the gorgeous foil!
I love gold foiling!
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