So many people get overwhelmed when it comes to putting a pen onto a blank piece of paper.. but I like to think of it as a Project WAITING TO HAPPEN!!!
When it comes to doodling, many of us having been doing it for YEARS! Maybe you used to draw swirls on the side of school papers, maybe you like to add a row of dots and scallops along the edge of your paper... you may be a Doodler and not even know it!!
Wendy was the demonstrator for Demo this week, and she taught us about the "Art of Doodling" .. check out some of these great ideas!!
Then, Wendy just copied her doodles onto a piece of white card stock AND onto a piece of Vellum
Wendy took half a sheet and I took half a sheet... and we played around with concepts and ideas on how to USE the doodles to create cards!!
Just LOOK AT THESE IDEAS!!!!
This one was really fun... We started out with this design (Wendy had the one printed on Vellum and I had the one printed on white card stock)
Wendy colored with Tombow Markers on the Vellum on the BACK SIDE of the doodle design. Then she found this fun stamp from Laurel Burch and colored the image with Prismacolor colored pencils making sure to use the SAME COLOR PALETTE as she colored the background.
When you color on Vellum with markers on the BACK SIDE of the Vellum you get this beautiful, muted effect that I JUST LOVE.
Now, when I saw this image... I thought of ... SHELVES!!!
I used my home-die-cut-machine to cut out the Mini Cats from Impression Obsession so I could have them WALKING ON THE SHELVES
I used an X-acto knife to cut out some of the shapes and spread them apart so I could adhere some Mini Cats on the "shelves" that I created.
Then we played with the next design... Wendy took the one that was printed on Vellum and I took the one that was printed on white card stock
Wendy took hers (that was printed on Vellum) and watercolored her image using Tombow Markers and her Aqua Shimmer Pen. THEN she backed the piece of Vellum with a piece of Acetate (so the piece of Vellum is more sturdy). She cut out an oval in the front of her card base and the same size oval out of a piece of black card stock. Wendy tucked her image between the card base and the black piece of card stock so that the middle is translucent when you look at it in front of a window. Wendy added MORE DOODLES on the black card stock with a Purple Gel Pen.
Wendy added in the Hello die-cut from Hero Arts on the very front and I JUST LOVE how it turned out!!!
At first glance at the doodle, it looked a little bit like a beach scene! I took Tombow Markers and a Waterbrush and added in some color for the sun, sky, and beach. Then, I took an X-acto Knife and cut just part of the line between the water and sand and added in a couple pop-dots to add dimension. Then I die-cut this Fishing Boat from Taylored Expressions and tucked it in the slit I created to make it look like a boat on water.
I used the same colors to color the boat and to add a little bit of color here and there... I didn't want the image to be too busy so I just added a pop of color rather than coloring the ENTIRE image.
The next design was A LOT OF FUN. Wendy had the one printed on white card stock and I had the one printed on Vellum
Wendy took Tombow Markers and the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen and watercolored this image. It was such a quick and easy card to put together.. and the Aqua Shimmer Pen is SO IRIDESCENT and beautiful!! It really brings this image to life...
I thought it would be fun to mount mine onto a piece of black card stock. I started out by cutting my image (printed on Vellum) into sections... I just followed the lines Wendy had drawn.. and then used the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere my Vellum in place (THIS GLUE IS GREAT FOR VELLUM!!).
When I laid down my sections, I separated them a bit so the black card stock was visible between the images. Then, I went back in with a Uniball White Gel Pen and added some highlights here and there.
I LOVE how this turned out!!!
This was the last design that Wendy and I played with... Wendy had the image printed on white card stock and I had the image that was printed on Vellum...
Wendy started out by coloring SOME of the image red with a Tombow Marker. THEN she used the Scribble Circles die-cut from Impression Obsession to cut into her image. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!
The circle pattern on the doodle COMBINED with this Scribble Circles die-cut leads to an AMAZING CARD.
I love the colors, the movement, and just the FUN that this card has... Great design!!!
This image to me had a lot of negative and positive space... and I wanted to make those areas POP!!!
I just used an X-acto Knife and a cutting mat to cut out some of the little circles and sections in the doodle and then used The Ultimate Glue to adhere the Vellum to a piece of Light Purple Glitter Paper.
I LOVE how the pop of glitter draws your eye to focal points without it being too overwhelming.. Of course I LOVE glitter so I wanted that to be my focal point!
Really, Doodling is just the BEGINNING of what you can do!!!
If you want to start doodling, but are not sure where to begin, I suggest you take a piece of nice, white card stock and a black pen that feels comfortable to write with (like a Uniball Pen or a Gel Pen) and just draw. Just draw a line, then draw swirls at the end of the line, add some dots, add some circles, create a zig-zag... don't think, JUST HAVE FUN.
You never know what you can create when you just let the creativity flow!!
If you need more inspiration, or ideas on HOW to use your doodles to make a card, stop by the store!! We would LOVE to help!!
See you soon!