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Notebook and Folder Revamp

By: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China.  Candie is the author of "Metalworking 101 for Beaders"(Lark Books 2009), "Felted Jewelry" (Lark Books 2007), and "Designer Needle Felting" (Lark Books 2007).  Currently she's creating designs for a variety of companies in the craft industry as well as for craft and jewelry-making publications.  Candie teaches workshops both nationally and internationally and has appeared on the Public Television series "Beads, Baubles and Jewels" as well as co-host for "Hands On."  She earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University.  For a further peek at her creative life, please visit www.candiecooper.com.
Take your doodled folder and notebook to the next level with stenciling and collage art!
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Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ - Glow-In-The-Dark Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #20485
Versatile acrylic paint to add a glow to any project - indoors or out. Colors stay vibrant day and night! Fun for kids crafts and seasonal decorating. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Vintage White, 2 oz.
Item #2939
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Black, 2 oz.
Item #2957
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


FolkArt ® Stencil1 ® Laser Stencils - Animal Print Set
Item #30978
Stencil1 ® is a street art inspired brand founded by artist, painter, graphic designer, DIY enthusiast Ed Roth. Collections include 12 x 12 stencils in large single elements, 3 piece layering format or all over background designs. Laser cut on Mylar for durable use and lots of detail.


FolkArt ® Stencil1 ® Laser Stencils - Four Bikes Set
Item #30981
Stencil1 ® is a street art inspired brand founded by artist, painter, graphic designer, DIY enthusiast Ed Roth. Collections include 12 x 12 stencils in large single elements, 3 piece layering format or all over background designs. Laser cut on Mylar for durable use and lots of detail.


FolkArt ® Stencil1 ® Laser Stencils - Nature Set
Item #30989
Stencil1 ® is a street art inspired brand founded by artist, painter, graphic designer, DIY enthusiast Ed Roth. Collections include 12 x 12 stencils in large single elements, 3 piece layering format or all over background designs. Laser cut on Mylar for durable use and lots of detail.


Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 3/8"
Item #34038
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
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.


Other Supplies
Painter’s tape
Folder
Notebook
Extra decorative paper
Stiff brush

Instructions

  1. Mod Podge strips of decorative paper to the folder.
  2. Dry brush white paint over desired areas by simply putting a tiny bit of paint on a stiff brush and wiping it off with a paper towel, then brushing over your surface.  Set aside to dry or use a hair dryer to speed up the process!
  3. Use painter’s tape to hold the zebra print stencil to the folder. 
  4. Dip your stencil brush in the yellow paint, twirl around on separate section of pallet to spread the paint amongst each bristle and blot on paper towel.  Your brush is now ready to apply paint over the stencil!  Repeat for desired areas.
  5. Use the same stenciling method to apply the bike image.
  6. Add more snippets of paper to the folder with Mod Podge Matte.

Notebook:

Repeat steps three and four to apply the deer image to decorative paper. Use Mod Podge to adhere it to the notebook cover once dry.

Tip:  Wash the stencil in warm soapy water and blot dry with paper towel.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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