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Doily SIlhouette Mixed Media Journals

Americana® Acrylics

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