this is my first time... so please be gentle...
Step 1: Get the stuff
you will need some pencils or pens or a computer running something like paint
some paper big enough to cover the book, or just to cover the front of the book
some old magazines (I suggest glossy but any will work) or you could print your favourite font on some glossy photo paper, that will work too (this is to write your name on the front because it would be covered up by the paper)
some glue, pritstick, pva etc...
shapes to draw around like a bowl, tin or money.
this clear sticky back plastics (picture will explain it all)
Step 2: Draw your design
on my art books I did something slightly different, i went crazy drawing circles and coloured them in, thats the third and fourth picture
on the fifth onwards i basically the same but i used different shapes and i have to stick the letters on it.
I'm going to be drawing a really small one as a demonstration. oh yeah draw with a light pencil, that way the pencil wont show if you get it wrong.
Step 3: Colour in your design
Step 4: Outline in black pen
Step 5: Get messy
by the way, using different fonts makes the letters look cool.
now, the magazines are my mums... really... they are.