Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
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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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    Products

  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371012 

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    • 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
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    Item # 10371023 

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    • 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
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    Item # 10371039 

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    • Color: Tide Pool
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Tide Pool
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Tide Pool
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
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    Item # 10371014 

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    • Color: Flame
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Flame
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Flame
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
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    Item # 10371020 

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    • Color: Dandelion
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Dandelion
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Dandelion
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • 845163004
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10288069 

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    • Color: Black
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Black
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Black
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • 926438214
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    Item # 10065586 

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    • Size: 9" x 12"
    • Size: 9" x 12"
    • Size: 9" x 12"
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