River Song's Journal

Did everyone catch the Doctor Who finale last weekend? I loved it! That ending! I would type excitedly about it but, you know, "spoilers." It seemed fitting to dedicate this week's DIY to Professor River Song and what better dedication than a DIY for her journal? I tried this out about a month ago and it was a pretty fun project.

>> You'll need an old notebook, thin cardboard (or cardstock), and tissue paper.
>> You can print out this template or use the photos below to draw your own. Cut out the white pieces and glue to front and back of the notebook.

>> Crumple up the tissue paper, then glue and smooth over the book.

>> Don't worry about any small tears but try not to get big ones. I used the smooth flat end of my X-acto knife (as in not the blade end) to push in between the cardboard pieces and create the indentations.
>> Then paint it! I did a base coat of white so the blue would be really blue. Then I smudged some black into the indents to age it. I finished with a coat of Modpodge to seal.


Or, if you're feeling lazy, you could print out this cool book duster from the BBC.


  1. My fav tutorial by far! I'll definitely be trying this! :)

    1. Thank you! This was probably one of my favorites to make!

  2. Awesome tutorial! Is there anyway you could share the template? Great job, it looks amazing!

    1. I'm sorry it took so long but I finally added the template! and thank you!


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