March 17, 2020


How many times do you purchase a notebook because it just looks so pretty? Why spend all of that extra money when you can create dazzling, one of a kind journals with our Mesh Stencils and Gel Art Inks? It's super easy and best of all, the vision is all yours!

A Makers' Studio Products Needed:
Mesh Stencil - Toile
Gel Art Ink - Hey Y'all
Gel Art Ink - Well I Declare
Gel Art Ink - Grass Is Always Greener
Gel Art Ink - If The Creek Don't Rise
Gel Art Ink - Bless His Heart
Rescue Restore Paint - Bella's Blush
Foam Sponge Brush - 3.0"
Other Products Needed:
Fabric Covered Book or Notebook



Step 1: Start by cutting your stencil in half to fit the size of your notebook.

Step 2: Mix 1 part Bella's Blush Rescue Restore Paint with 2 parts water. Load your Foam Dome Brush with the mixture and begin applying to the outside of the book.

Step 3: Apply the mixture using long strokes, covering the entire book. Be careful not to paint onto the pages of the book. Apply 2 coats if needed. Allow to dry.

Step 4: Place Toile Stencil onto the book and smooth out any bubbles. 

Step 5: Add a dab of Hey Y'all and Well, I Declare Gel Art Ink onto your ChalkArt Spreader. 

Step 6: Begin to apply the Gel Art Ink to the stencil, using enough pressure to push the ink through the mesh. 

Step 7: Continue the same process using Grass Is Always Greener and If The Creek Don't Rise Gel Art Inks. Then mix Bless His Heart and Well, I Declare to create a pink color for the blooms and cherry blossoms.

Step 8: Once done, carefully remove the stencil and wash it with lukewarm water. You can set the ink using a hot iron (no steam) for at least a minute. Then, journal away or set on your coffee table for adorable decor!

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