Crayon-Resist Journal Cover

This journal cover is made from fabric textured with crayons and dye.
hclvr208_4final

hclvr208_4final

Dawn Shute of Santa Maria, California, textures muslin fabric with crayons to create this crayon resist journal.

hclvr208_4final2

hclvr208_4final2

Materials and Tools:

piece of pre-washed muslin
crayon
fabric dye
spray bottle
water
texture boards
paintbrush
newsprint
iron and ironing board
soft gel matte medium
journal

Steps:

hclvr208_4a

hclvr208_4a

1. Pre wash the muslin fabric. Tear the muslin to a size a little bit smaller than the front of the journal. Remove any stray pieces of thread.

2. Place the muslin fabric over selected texture boards. Rub firmly with a crayon to produce the impression on the muslin fabric.

hclvr208_4b

hclvr208_4b

Continue rubbing crayon in the desired areas of the fabric until you are satisfied with the fabric design.

3. Spritz the fabric with water. Fabric should be slightly wet--not saturated.

hclvr208_4c

hclvr208_4c

4. Paint the fabric with selected fabric dye, letting the colors bleed together.

5. Let dry.

hclvr208_4d

hclvr208_4d

6. Place the fabric between two pieces of newsprint and iron—set on high with no steam. This resist process removes the crayon wax from the fabric.

7. Coat the journal cover with soft gel matte medium.

hclvr208_4e

hclvr208_4e

8. Place the fabric down at one end of the journal and compress it onto the journal cover working from the bottom to the top. Smooth out any air bubbles with your hands. Let dry.

Next Up

How to Make a Dyed Fabric Book Cover

Dress up a plain book, photo album or journal with a hand-dyed and beaded fabric cover.

Weave a Photo Journal Cover

Recycle colorful photos by arranging them into an easy basket weave cover.

How to Make an Aluminum Journal Cover

Make a journal cover with aluminum tape for an elegant look.

Trendy Fabric-Covered Pumpkins

Turn faux pumpkins, leftover from Halloween, into a stylish centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Choose graphic designs and unexpected colors to make a statement in your seasonal arrangement.

How to Make a Confetti Naturescape Quilt

Turn scrap fabric into an oil painting-style quilt with these steps.

How to Make a Textured Flower Quilt

Use creative tucks and other techniques to create a textured flower quilt.

How to Weave a Baby Bib

Stitch cotton bias tape to a favorite fabric to make a personal baby gift.

Embossed Velvet Bag

Learn how to create your own make-up bag by following these steps.

How to Weave a Rainbow Guitar Strap

Use an inkle loom and pearl cotton to make a rainbow guitar strap.

How to Make Whimsical Bookmarks

Use fabric and paint to make whimsical bookmarks.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.