Sometimes things just don’t work the way you think they will – it’s unfortunate, but true. And I, unfortunately, have just had one of those experiences. I was putting together an inspiration journal for a swap partner (the idea being that you decorate the cover of a journal and then put inspiring quotes on many of the pages). I wanted to do a very simple cover, letting the words inside provide most of the inspiration. I opened the book so that I could work on the entire cover (front, back, and closing flap) at one time. I covered the entire cover in gesso and then painted some simple yellow, blue and pink flowers and swirls. It was simple and cute. Once it dried, I closed the book. That’s when disaster struck and the gesso peeled away from the cover leaving cracks (apparently it didn’t stick to the journal’s glossy cover as well as I thought it would). So now I’m contemplating how to re-do the cover. Any suggestion?