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Back-to-School Cherry Notebook

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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Back-to-School Cherry Notebook

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

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

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Baby Blue (DA567)
  • Ballerina (DA560)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Red Barn (DA507)
  • Vanilla Shake (DA502)

Americana® Stencils

  • Dessert Anyone (10" x 10") (ASMM111)

Other supplies

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


NOTES: 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. 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.)
  3. Fill in the remaining stripes with Ballerina.
  4. Mix Ballerina with Red Barn to make a darker pink. Use a small brush to paint stripes between the Baby Blue and Ballerina stripes.
  5. Using the cherry stencil from the Dessert Anyone stencil and a cosmetic sponge, apply Red Barn.
  6. 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.)


You can clean up the edges of the paper with a paintbrush if the glue seeps out. Just make sure to do so quickly.