There are some new glitter-friendly stencils at Michaels these days, designed by my good friend (and all around really great lady) Amy from Mod Podge Rocks! They are peel and stick stencils, so you don’t have to worry about leakage under the stencil as you use them. I whipped up this polka dot notebook in no time, and I’m looking forward to gifting it to a creative friend who loves sketching as much as I love DIYing.
Mod Podge Rocks! Peek & Stick Stencils, dot pattern
Mod Podge Gloss Formula
paint brush (optional)
silicon craft mat (optional)
acrylic sealant (optional)
Begin with a clean & dust free surface. Place your stencil on your notebook, lining it up straight. Dab Mod Podge over the the whole stencil, filling the pattern in fully.
Remove your stencil and, working quickly so the Mod Podge doesn’t dry on you, sprinkle glitter over the Mod Podge dots. If you think some dots might need to be secured, very carefully pat them with a fingertip.
Let your Mod Podge and glitter dry for 15-30 minutes. While it dries, rinse off your Mod Podge Rocks stencil. When the Podge has dried, lightly use a brush and/or vacuum to remove excess glitter.
If there’s more surface to cover on your notebook, line up the stencil once again so the dots tile evenly. Again apply the Mod Podge and glitter just like before, removing the excess with a brush/vacuum. When you’re done, you might want to use an acrylic sealant to preserve the glitter.
I just love these simple to use new stencils! There are 5 other designs that I have a million ideas for, and you can check them out at Michaels stores.
I love this Heidi – the blue glitter looks great on the black! Thank you :D
I’ve seen those Mod Podge stencils and they seem really fun! I love the glitter against the black, what a fun way to decorate a boring notebook!
This looks really cool! Love your use of gifs in the tutorial
Thanks, Lisa! I’m a sucker for GIFs. Making them, watching them on loop for probably longer than is normal… :)
Laura / Pet Scribbles
I adore this notebook Heidi! What a fabulous idea! (And I agree – your GIFs rock too!)
I would love to do this diy! where did you find that notebook? I have everything else.
I got it at Michaels! :)