Doodling…What Doodling?

This month’s challenge at White with 1 is to create a layout with a white base, brown and doodling. 

Apart from the page and lettering outlines there is some serious Doodling on this layout, and I am going to show you how I did it.

The Smile We Live For by Alicia Redshaw 

So what did I do?

I have used a Copic Multiliner Pen (Sepia 0.3) which is water-proof once dry, and a Crafters Workshop Mini Hexagons Template to create the outlines of various sized Hexagons in the area around and behind the photograph. The Smile We Live For by Alicia RedshawThe Smile We Live For by Alicia Redshaw

Next I traced just inside the outlines with an Inktense (Saddle Brown) pencil, which isn’t your average watercolour pencil.  Inktense aren’t just INTENSE in colour, they are actually a permanent ink once wet and then dried.  (As this is a time consuming technique I didn’t colour the Hexagons that would be completely hidden by the photograph) 

The Smile We Live For by Alicia Redshaw

The Smile We Live For by Alicia Redshaw

Finally I used a damp brush to wet and blend the Inktense pencil outlines.  To ensure that the brush is only damp not wet I continuously rinse it in clean water and then lightly pat it onto clean paper towel.  I use a pretty good quality soft brush that doesn’t have any stray hairs that could make a mess.  I have worked fairly loosly so that the design isn’t too rigid even though it is geometric, and also so that there is a degree of variance in the tones of the Inktense once dry.  The Smile We Live For by Alicia Redshaw

This is the finished result and a close-up of a small area, where you can see the colour variance and the loose edges. The Smile We Live For by Alicia RedshawThe Smile We Live For by Alicia Redshaw

I have never seen this technique done before, however that isn’t to say that someone hasn’t already thought of it.  I am going to keep experimenting with it to see where else it will go.

Now for some close-ups: The Smile We Live For by Alicia Redshaw The Smile We Live For by Alicia Redshaw The Smile We Live For by Alicia Redshaw

Supplies used:
Patterned paper – Kaiser Basecoat (Distressed)
Cardstock – Bazzill (Lace)
Lettering, Flowers, Key Clip – Prima
PanPastels – Burnt Sienna Shade, Raw Umber
Ink – Versacolor (Pinecone), Prima (Pastel Brown)
Shimmerz Mists – Vibez (Hot Fudge), Spritz (Treasured Hymn)
Pencil – Inktense (Saddle Brown)
Pens – Copic Multiliner (Sepia 0.3), Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)
Chipboard – Imaginarium (Butterfly)
Template – Crafters Workshop (Mini Hexagons 6×6)
Pearl Swirl – Zva Creative

All products used have been purchased from Scrapbook Fantasies.

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