I've started by sticking some paper to my covers and applying a layer of gesso:
Now it's time for colour! Spray the mists onto your cover and let the colours blend - I've used four shades of blue mists:
Wait until it's dry (or use a heat gun to speed it up) and apply a layer of gel medium through a piece of tulle with a rubber brush or an old plastic card:
And now all you have to do is wait patiently until gel medium dries:
Bind your notebook and decorate your cover any way you like! The 'snake skin' effect is really eye-catching, so I've kept it simple:
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Have a nice day!