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Doily SIlhouette Mixed Media Journals

Americana® Acrylics

Doily SIlhouette Mixed Media Journals
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Doily SIlhouette Mixed Media Journals

designed by Regina Davis

Use old doilies to create eye-catching covers for art journals with Americana® Acrylics.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Bahama Blue (DA255)
  • Bright Yellow (DA227)
  • Lavender (DAO34)
  • Royal Fuchsia (DA151)
  • Soft Black (DA155)
  • Sour Apple (DA275)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Matte Varnish (DS60)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • paintbrushes
  • vinyl stencil
  • art journal (hardcover)


  1. Paint the entire surface of the journal cover using Bahama Blue.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Add strokes of Royal Fuchsia.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Add strokes of Sour Apple.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Add strokes of Bright Yellow. Let all paint dry completely.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply vinyl stencil to desired portion of book.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Continue with strokes of colors to make doily design pop.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Remove stencil and let dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Once dry add another doily stencil if desired.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Add more strokes of paint to make the design stand out.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Remove stencil and let all paint dry.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Add a layer of DuraClear Matte Varnish to all painted surfaces. Let dry. Add a second coat for extra durability.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Repeat directions for any additional books.
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