Using die cut machine or scissors, cut shapes from colored
paper as shown on the patterns. Trim tan colored paper to
12" x 8" size, then fold in half across the width
to measure 6" x 8".
2. Trim several sheets of white paper and a piece of vellum
for first sheet so that they are smaller than the cover. Fold
all sheets in half.
3. Punch two holes in the cover on the fold line about 1"
from the edge. Using the cover holes as a guide, punch two
holes along the fold line in the inside sheets.
4. With the vellum as the first sheet, align the sheets inside
the cover, then thread raffia through the holes. Tie a bow
on the outside.
5. Draw the pattern for the Roman border on heavy paper, then
Cut a piece of white paper about 2" smaller on all sides
than the front cover. Trace the borderaround the edge of the
paper. Color the negative black and leave the pattern white.
7. Center, then glue the bordered paper to a sheet of red
paper that is slightly larger to make a red border around
the edge. Cut out, then add a green square to each corner.
8. Place a red rectangle in the center. Attach a smaller white
rectangle on top of the red.
9. To make a Roman shield, overlap then glue the two gold
stars together. Glue red, white and gold circles in the middle.
Glue the shield to the center of the white paper.
10. Mat the Roman design on ivory paper, then glue to the
center of the journal cover.
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