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Mermaid Tote Bag and Journals

At a Glance:

Project #15132 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Martha Stewart Logo
supplies

Martha Stewart® Dauber Set

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Martha Stewart® Stencil Tape

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Martha Stewart® Water Brush Set - 3pc

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Martha Stewart® Adhesive Stencil - Mermaid

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Martha Stewart® 2oz Watercolor Craft Paint - Pool

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Martha Stewart® 2oz Watercolor Craft Paint - Dragonfly

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Martha Stewart® 2oz Watercolor Craft Paint - Indigo

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instructions

Other Supplies

  • White linen tote bag
  • Kraft softcover journals, 5” x 8.5”
  • Watercolor pad
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • White craft glue
  • Paper towels
  • Container for water
  • Palette

Instructions

Preparation

  1. Refer to the Basic Stenciling Tips for information on using Martha Stewart Stencils.

Tote

  1. Position waves stencil on lower half of the tote bag. Stencil Indigo waves using a medium dauber. While paint is still wet, carefully remove stencil. Continue stenciling to repeat the pattern as shown. Let dry.

Random Pattern Mermaid Design Journal

  1. Position a journal over a sheet of watercolor paper. Neatly trace around the journal shape.
  2. Cut along pencil lines, then glue the sheet of watercolor paper to the journal front.
  3. Mix two parts Indigo paint to one part water on a palette.
  4. Stencil the mermaids randomly over the watercolor journal front. Using a dauber to apply the paint, pounce heavier / lighter in areas to create a watercolor effect. While paint is still wet, carefully remove the stencil. Let dry.
  5. Embellish the overall pattern by stenciling Pool colored starfish and Dragonfly small stars.  Lift the stencil and allow to dry.

Mermaid Journal

  1. Position a journal over a sheet of watercolor paper. Neatly trace around the journal shape.
  2. Cut along pencil lines, then glue the sheet of watercolor paper to the journal front.
  3. Create an Ombre watercolor effect on the watercolor journal front. Following water color brush set package instructions, fill the flat brush with a Dragonfly / water mixture. Begin at the base of the journal brushing horizontally and working upwards. Apply heavier color to the bottom. Let dry.
  4. Stencil a Dragonfly mermaid using a medium dauber in the center of the journal. Using a dauber, pounce heavier and lighter in areas to create a watercolor effect. While paint is still wet, carefully remove stencil. Let dry.

Clean Up

  1. Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries.
  2. Cleaned stencils should be stored on the backer sheet for future use.

Finishing

  1. Allow the painted project to dry 72 hours and then heat set to enhance the project's durability.

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.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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