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Faux metal corners for handmade notebooks

Hello, I hope you are having a good week. I don’t know about you, but the weather here has changed and it is starting to feel colder. I am writing this with one hand wrapped around a warm cuppa tea! A few weeks ago my internet went down, which meant I had more time crafting with less blogging! One of the things I made during that time was a notebook. Making your own handmade notebooks to use is something I really enjoy and I’m always looking for a way for them to look more professional. When you buy a notebook, they can sometimes have metal corners, more to protect the corners the decoration. However, as I knew my notebook wouldn’t be going in or out of my bag all the time, I didn’t need them to protect the corners. Instead, I wanted just some decoration to the corner. So I experimented and came up with faux metal corners using supplies I already had. 

For me, I think the finish look is great and can help finish off the look of my handmade notebooks. If you want to know more on how to cover your notebook and bind it all together, check out this post HERE

Faux metal corners details

In order to create these metal corners, you need embossing powder – preferably metallic. Using post-it note tape or masking tape, mask off the corner as seen below. Next, apply versamark only to the exposed area on the corner – make sure you don’t get any on the rest of the cover. 

Cover the corner with your embossing powder and heat set. Repeat this step 2-3 more times for a more smoother and thicker appearance. Once complete, remove the masking tape/post-it note paper to reveal your faux metal corners. I didn’t do this inside my notebook, however, you can do this inside as well if this is your preference. 

Faux metal corners notbook photos

The paper I used to cover my notebook is from docrafts – their modern deco paper pack.  I love this paper so much, I wanted to show the inside too as this paper is the reverse of the outside!

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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I’m not an expert and I don’t work for these companies. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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