What is your favorite technique that you repeat on your layouts again and again? Doodling is one such technique for me. I have doodled my titles, journaling, accents and more and got wonderful ideas to step up my doodling in Joannie McBride’s article ‘Doodling 2.0: Take Your Doodling from Beginner to Advanced’ in the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. If you have seen this issue, you might have noticed the doodled article opener and various accents that Shelley Aldrich used in her layout, “Dad’s Ride”. Those same doodled accents and frame are available for you to download for free.
I downloaded and printed mine at 98% print size and cut them out.
I selected waterproof Indian ink brush markers to color in the doodled accents. Since I picked a photo from our day at the fair, I chose bright colors.
I created the base of my layout with layers of patterned papers and attached my photo. I layered my colored frame over the photo. Next, I added the title with stickers and colored it to match the colors of my frame. I journaled on the colored journaling block and attached it below the framed photo toward the left, slightly overlapping it. I attached the colored page border at an angle above the photo to look like a colorful banner. I colored the photo corners next and attached them to the top left and bottom right corners of the page. I machine stitched in places to finish the layout.
Supplies: Patterned papers and alpha stickers: Basic Grey; Pen and brush markers: Faber-Castell DMC; Corner rounder and decorative scissors: Fiskars Americas; Adhesive: Scotch 3M; Other: sewing machine
I hope you enjoyed the various ways I used the doodled accents in my layout and would give this a try. Leave a comment on this post letting us know how you use doodling on your layouts. Thanks and have a creative day!
Mou Saha, contributing writer