Sunday, February 8, 2015

Adornit Art Play Journal and Wall Art

I'm kinda on a journal kick. Making handmade (looking) journals is so fun, especially when you can make it look hand made in just a few minutes.

Today I'm sharing some fun projects made with Adornit Art Play, fabric and paper crafting supplies. I love mixing my crafty passions together and the products that Adornit sent me just fueled my creative juices and allowed me to blend my crafts together in some fun art.

DIY Fabric Covered Journal (EASY!!!)

Composition notebook

This is SUPER easy to make. 

1) Take 1/2 to 1 inch strips of ripped fabric strips and sew varying stitches down the center.

Once you have your fabric stitched strips, take some mod podge and apply the strips to the cover of one side of your journal. I used a primary sketch book here and play on using this as a family art journal.


Once you have one side complete, close your journal and flip to allow the other side to show face up. Keeping the spine closed while you apply the fabric will allow the fabric to settle nicely onto the album once the adhesive dries.

Once you are done, add a finishing seam to any areas that you feel may come loose in wear, the edges are pretty simple to add a quick finished seam on your sewing machine with.

Another fun project I did with the Art Play products is this wall hanging, meant for a sweet free spirit in our house (AKA, our daughter).

She LOVES memo boards, so I decided to make her a little message board from a pressed board wall hanging.

Free Spirit Chalk Board 


To begin, use the EASY Marker Chalkboard Marker by Marvy Uchida. This is chalkboard paint in a pen and is super easy to apply.

All you do is draw on your paint, super simple!

Once your panel is completely covered in chalkboard pen, add on some Art Play pieces, these are feathers I cut from one of the Art Play sheets. Glue them down with Mod Podge.

 After they are dry, add on some permanent text with DecoColor water based acrylic paint pens.

Use the Bistro Chalk Marker to write any erasable message. These pens act just like chalk and can be erased (Marvy Uchida, Bistro Chalk Markers). We use these ALL the time in our regular family use.



Both projects have some fun elements to them but can be created easily in no time. What I loved about the Adornit Art Play is the wonderful easy of adding artistic elements to my projects without having to spend a whole lot of time creating them. To browse the Art Play collection, check out Art Play on (not affiliate link, just linkin' for information purposes)

If you would like to see how I use the Art Play for Valentines this week, follow me on Instagram and Facebook, Liz Hicks Studios.

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~Liz ♥


  1. WOW! TFS two amazing projects! I love how you used the fabric to create a journal cover - it's always challenging to find interesting ways to add fabric besides just ironing it on flat. The chalkboard inspiration board... LOVE it and I need to totally making one too! :)

  2. Love the journal and the wall hanging. Great projects!

  3. Love that fabric journal, very cool looking!

  4. Very cute projects! Those Marvy markers look like fun!

  5. Liz, thank you for sharing your awesome projects!!