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Back-to-School Cherry Notebook

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Back-to-School Cherry Notebook
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Back-to-School Cherry Notebook

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.
    Step 0 Example
  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.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Fill in the remaining stripes with Ballerina.
    Step 2 Example
  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.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using the cherry stencil from the Dessert Anyone stencil and a cosmetic sponge, apply Red Barn.
    Step 4 Example
  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.)
    Step 5 Example


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