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By Cheryl Ball
for Delta Technical Coatings, Inc.


Main supplies:

  • Delta Ceramcoat® acrylic paint – colonial blue, Caribbean blue, white
  • Delta Stencil Magic® One-Step Background Stencil™ - Harlequin
  • Delta Stencil Mania™ Whimsical Dot Alphabet
  • Delta Stencil Magic® Stencil Adhesive Spray
  • Spiral bound journal

    Optional supplies:
  • 34 Mini rhinestones
  • 9 Silk daisy heads
  • Fiskars® paper edgers
  • Basics supplies:

  • Delta Stencil Magic® Stamp & Stencil sponges
  • Delta Sobo Glue
  • Scissors
  • ¼” Wide re-positional tape
  • 1” Foam brush
  • 6” Square white card stock
  • Re-positional note pad

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


Note: for best results, please take a moment to review the instructions on all product packaging before beginning your project.

1. Using the 1” foam brush apply 2 smooth even coats of a mixture of colonial blue and Caribbean blue paint (1:1 ratio) to the front, back and sides of the journal. Let dry.
2. Following the directions on the packaging mist the back of the harlequin stencil with adhesive spray. Position the stencil on the front cover of journal. Using a stencil sponge dipped in Caribbean blue paint (tap off excess paint) apply paint to the entire stencil. Use a pouncing motion to apply the paint. Carefully remove the stencil and reposition to finish the design on the entire cover. Let dry.
3. Use the whimsical dot alphabet stencil to add a name at the bottom of the cover. (Hint: Use the re-positional note pad paper to mask off a straight line, and then starting with the last letter of the name, work to the left so you don’t run out of space.)
4. Tape off the edges of the cardstock using the ¼” wide tape. Using the foam brush apply two smooth even coats of the paint mix used in Step 1 to the cardstock. Remove the tape. Let dry.
5. Using the paper edgers cut the edges of the cardstock. Glue card stock to front cover of the journal. Let dry.

1. Embellish the cover of your journal with rhinestones, silk flowers or other embellishments of your choice. Refer to the photo for a design idea.


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