Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

journal cover art

Give your journal some beautiful watercolor cover art with a memorable message.
Step 1
Dip paintbrush into water and brush over a section of the journal cover.
 
Add water to craft paint to water down.  Brush color in the watered down section of the journal. 
Step 2
Repeat previous step with desired colors and use water to blend colors together to create a watercolor look. Let dry overnight.
 
Print pattern from michaels.com. Place a sheet of graphite paper down onto the journal and trace the pattern with a pencil. 
 
Step 3
Trace over your lines with a Sharpie® paint pen. Let dry. 
 
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Materials

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    Products

  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10149269 
    $10
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371014 
    $0.99
    ea.
    • Color: Flame
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Flame
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Flame
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371012 
    $0.99
    ea.
    • Color: Berry Red
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Berry Red
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Berry Red
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371023 
    $0.99
    ea.
    • Color: Light Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Light Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Light Green
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371020 
    $0.99
    ea.
    • Color: Dandelion
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Dandelion
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Dandelion
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371039 
    $0.99
    ea.
    • Color: Tide Pool
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Tide Pool
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Tide Pool
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • 926438214
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10065586 
    $3
    • Size: 9" x 12"
    • Size: 9" x 12"
    • Size: 9" x 12"
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  • Printer
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  • Pencil
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