SKETCHBOOK COVER – Lettering, Pattern, Contrast

Students personalize the cover of their sketchbook using acrylic paint and a design that includes their name and a variety of lines.

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SKETCHBOOK COVER – Lettering, Pattern, Contrast


  • Crayola Acrylic Paint - 6 Count
  • Crayola Paint Brushes - 5 Count
  • Crayola Sketchbooks - 40 Pages - 1 per student
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Container Lids for Palettes
  • Masking Tape
  • Plastic Placemats - 1 per student
  • Pencils


Step 1
  1. Tape the cover of your sketchbook to a plastic placemat.
  2. Be sure to use one long strip of tape for each side.
Step 2
  1. Mix a colour of acrylic paint with white.
    - adding white will make the colour more opaque
  2. Fill the cover with the colour.
  3. Set it aside to dry.
Step 3
  1. Practice drawing several different kinds of letters for your name.
  2. Decide which style you like the best.
Step 4
  1. Use a pencil to draw your name on the cover.
  2. Make it big and bold.
  3. Draw a shape around it.
Step 5
  1. Fill the page with colour and lines.
    - Repeat lines and shapes to create patterns.
    - Mix colours together.
    - Use contrasting colours.
  2. When the paint is dry, gently remove the tape.
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