Back-to-School Cherry Notebook

Back-to-School Cherry Notebook

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 28th 2018

Let a notebook stand out with stenciling of Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • scissors
    • 1" painter's tape
    • cosmetic sponge
    • black Sharpie® marker
    • construction paper
    • small brush
    • medium brush
    • all-purpose glue



    Let dry completely between steps.

    Some steps may require several coats of color.

    Use a cosmetic sponge to apply the stencil with more ease.

    1. Mark off a striped pattern with painter's tape. Paint the first set of stripes with Vanilla Shake.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Remove the painter's tape and cut a single stripe out of construction paper. Using the straight side of the construction paper as a guard, mark out and fill the Baby Blue stripes. (Don't worry too much about messiness; the next step will take care of cleaning up the line.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Fill in the remaining stripes with Ballerina.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Mix Ballerina with Red Barn to make a darker pink. Use a small brush to paint stripes between the Baby Blue and Ballerina stripes.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using the cherry stencil from the Dessert Anyone stencil and a cosmetic sponge, apply Red Barn.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Cut out a rectangle in a complimenting size of construction paper and shape the corners with a curve inward. Use a black marker to write the word "Notes" and glue the paper to the notebook. (You may also want to go over the marker with Black Tie.)
    12. Instruction #6