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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Doodling Tutorial - Four

Well, we're at our fourth Doodling tutorial already and my last one for the year.
Time sure flies, doesn't it??

I want to show you how to create a lined border today.
That's when you have 2 black outlines and you colour the middle white with a gel pen. It works a treat.

Start by drawing your two lines, as we do with the checkerboard border, then just colour the middle white. Very simple and you get some great effects.
A little like these...

This was an ATC swap I was in - "Things that fly". See the doodled border, black outline and a white inner section.

Here's another example, but this time I've done the lettering using the same technique.

Here's another idea when doodling.
Using circles, or dots.
One or two can be ok, but when you use them on a whole layout they can have quite the effect. Doodling as a "whole" can make a great impact to your page.

Here's a close up of the doodling...

and the complete layout!

Not bad, huh??

Here's another idea! I use paint quite a bit to accentuate my doodling.
Doodling can get lost at times, so by using paint to accentuate it, it really stands out!
I use this idea when doing borders, especially.

In this layout, I've painted a brown border and used a white gel pen to do my doodled border.

Lastly, I thought I'd share my Masters 2008 entry with you, my double layout.
I painted a large white border around the edge of this layout and doodled the complete border. It took ages, but I was so excited with the result.

Here's a close up of the doodling...

Have a great day and happy doodling!

Chat soon,


Susan said...

Just beautiful, Chelle :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chelle! Have loved your doodling tutorials ... thanks! Am just wondering though ... which pen(s) do you use when doodling on paint? I haven't had much success when doodling on paint without the pen stopping working after a short time. I have ruined several pens trying to doodle on paint. Any and all advice greatly appreciated. Alz :)

Michelle Jamieson said...

Make sure the paint is totally dry, but I too have found that to be an issue.
Some pens work great on it, others not so much.
I usually doodle with a Black artline pen, about 0.4 from memory but in the case of that happening with the paint, I've used the skinny end of a sharpie and it's worked ok too.
Chelle XX

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