You will need the following MATERIALS:
- 45-55″ X 25″ of heavy duty natural canvas or muslin fabric OR butcher paper
- Chartpak art marker in aqua and dark pink and graphite grey (optional if you want to write a message on the “page”)
- Large straight edge or quilters plastic ruler
- Right angle straight edge
- fabric eraser
- yardstick cut to 25″ or whatever the width of your “notebook page” is
- 2 large binder clips
- Hot glue gun or E2000 Glue to attach yardstick to binder clips
- Heavy duty natural cotton or bakers twine
- I started my first line about 6-1/2″ down from the top, and using my no. 2 pencil, I pre-drew all the lines straight across.
- It does help if you have a large quilters cutting mat so you can line up the markings straight across the canvas.
- Using the right angle ruler, I made the markings for the vertical line on the left hand side.
- Using the design markers, I drew over the pencil markings. The horizontal lines were done in aqua, the vertical lines were done in the dark pink. You may choose to write a school message like, “Welcome Back” or “School Days” on the lines using the optional graphite grey color. I opted to leave it blank.
- Always check your markers on the fabric first to make sure they don’t bleed too much. The sizing in the fabric can change the way that the marker responds to the fabric. This canvas happened to work beautifully for this application.
Erase any pencil markings that are visible.
Once you have the lines all drawn, if you are hanging this, you will need to secure it with a heavy dowel casing or I loved this application Michelle Inkley over at the Glitzy Pear blog used for her hangings. Find the tutorial HERE.
I glued the binder clips to the yardstick to secure the clips so they don’t slip when you tie on the twine for hanging purposes. Do you see how I tied twine through the handles of the clips? It makes it so easy to hang. Hugs,