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Watercolor Acrylic Paper Journals

By: Suzanne Cook

Put a beautiful, personal touch on a journal with FolkArt Watercolor Acrylics—and make it a special gift for a friend or loved one.

At a Glance:

Project #15028 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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FolkArt ® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™ - Ultramarine, 2 oz. - 18120

Number Needed: 1 $2.99 $1.50
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™ - Pink, 2 oz. - 18112

Number Needed: 1 $2.99 $1.50
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.


Number Needed: 1 $2.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™ Brush Set - 18137
  • FolkArt ® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™ - Black, 2 oz. - 18128
  • FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint - Light Purple, 2 oz. - 18123
  • Paper journals
  • Pencil
  • Palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towel


Watery background technique

  1. Pour a small amount of Pink and Light Purple onto a palette.
  2. Add water to dilute the Pink using the medium brush and paint loosely on the paper letting water pool in areas.
  3. Add drops of water with your paint brush if necessary to lighten the color.
  4. Repeat the same process with the Light Purple overlapping the Pink slightly. Let dry.

Defined shape background technique

  1. Pour a small amount of Ultramarine and Sap Green onto a palette.
  2. Dilute the Ultramarine into a light wash using the medium brush and paint a circle starting on the outside working in adding water to the brush as you go. Let dry.
  3. Dilute the Sap Green slightly and paint land shapes over the painted circle.
  4. Add water to your brush as you go. Let dry.


  1. Lightly sketch in pencil a word or saying on top of a dried watercolor background.
  2. Pour a small amount of Black onto a palette.
  3. Using the small brush dip into water and dilute the paint.
  4. Vary the letters by changing the widths with brush pressure and shade of colors with water amount to paint.

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.