Palm Tree Journal
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Palm Tree Journal

Create a journal just as unique as your thoughts are to be written inside.

Designed by the Michaels Design Studio.

Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Fibers
  • Beads
  • Button
  • Crop-a-dile™
  • Pre-printed Words
  • Liquitex® Soft Body Paint – Titanium White, Bright Aqua Green, Green Gold, Indanthrene Blue Transparent Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Turquoise Deep
  • Liquitex® Gesso – Black
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glitter Glue – Green, Brown, Aqua and Dark Blue
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil

Project Instructions

Prime cover of journal with black gesso.

Draw your design onto the journal.

Stipple (using your finger) Indanthrene Blue and (Titanium) White for sky.

Paint tree trunk and sand with Burnt Sienna.

Paint palm leaves with Green Gold.

Paint waves with Turquoise Deep and White in shape following strokes.

Shade around palm tree using Indanthrene Blue, as shown.

Shade one side of tree trunk and folds of sand using Transparent Burnt Umber.

Shade at base of waves with Turquoise Deep.

Accent with Glitter Glue. Glitter glue will take some time to dry.

When everything is dry, add fibers and beads to embellish journal.

Optional: With the Crop-a-dile™, punch holes into journal cover to add fastener.


Glitter Glue should be the last step of the painting.