Robyn here, sharing a technique for a doodled card that can easily be used in your art journal pages and other projects. I love doodling but can never decide what shapes or images to create, using a stencil as the starting point takes some of that decision making away. It’s a lovely meditative process to create patterns in this way.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I find that many stencils in The Crafter’s Workshop collection are perfect for doodling over the top to create new patterns. While I’ve used only black and white for this project, the addition of colours would give a different dimension to the shapes. Let’s get started and I’ll share how to create my card.
Start the background for your card by spritzing a panel of watercolour card with spray inks of complementary colours. You don’t need to totally cover the surface, allow the inks to be blotchy and don’t worry if the colours mix a little. Allow to dry fully.
Place the TCW883 Circle Jumble stencil over the sprayed panel and stencil with acrylic paint in a complementary colour. Allow to dry fully.
Grab a fine, black paint pen and start doodling by outlining the larger shapes. Continue across the panel, adding outlines as you go. You can also add sections of shading for different looks.
Use a white paint pen for contrast. I’ve kept the white as a highlight and only outlined small sections, but you can do bigger areas or larger shapes if you prefer.
Once the panel is complete, ink around the edges using black ink. Add a layered, stamped quote to finish it off. The panel itself is the feature of this design so little extra is needed for an interesting card.
- TCW883 Circle Jumble
- Spray Inks
- Acrylic paint
- Fine black and white paint pens
- Stamped or printed quote
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed learning how this card came together and find some inspiration for your own projects.
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