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Graduation Memories Book

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
Use this as an autograph book, a mini scrapbook or even as a special card.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Teddy Bear Tan, 2 oz.
Item #419
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.
Item #CS11302
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$10.39

Other Supplies
2 large wooden stars (approx. 9 inches)
3 smaller gold wooden stars
Yellow scrapbook paper
5 to 10 pieces of cardstock (these will be the pages of your book)
binder rings
4 silver eyelets 3/16”
4 pieces of 8" ribbon
Large black stickers to spell “Graduation”
Small black stickers to spell child's name and memories
1 graduation cap sticker
3 red star stickers
Black permanent ink marker
Sandpaper
Drill with 3/16” drill bit

Instructions

  1. Sand stars smooth and wipe clean.
  2. Cut out the pages for your book (Use a large star as a template making your pages slightly smaller than the size of the large star); set aside.
  3. Basecoat one side and the edges of each large star with Licorice (This will be the inside of front and back covers of the book); allow to dry.
  4. Paint the edges of each smaller star with Teddy Bear Tan; set aside to dry.
  5. Use the stars as templates to trace onto scrapbook paper (2 large stars red, 3 smaller stars yellow). Use Mod Podge to apply to stars; allow to dry then use sandpaper to sand off excess paper.
  6. Add stickers as shown and, using a liner brush, paint white highlights inside each letter with Whicker White; allow to dry.
  7. Draw lines around the edges of each star with black permanent ink marker as shown.
  8. Drill holes (See photo for placement) and add eyelets.
  9. Give all stars a coat of Mod Podge; allow to dry.
  10. Use hot glue to glue the smaller stars onto the front of your book as shown.
  11. Punch holes in your pages and add them to your book.
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