Hi there! Colleen here with another quick CardMaker Tip!
With the popularity of “doodling” and formalized “tangling” I thought it would be a good time to share a quick and easy doodling tip with you.
I love to doodle, but I often don’t know where to start. It’s sort of like staring at a blank canvas and being afraid to make that first brush stroke.
I’ve discovered that using a small line image as the starting point makes the process much less stressful.
Here’s what I do:
Stamp the image a few times on white cardstock with black ink. Any line image works, but flowers are typically very easy!
I begin doodling by adding small shapes and lines to outline the stamped image. Do not be concerned with being perfect. Just relax and start expanding the image.
As I continue to work outward from the stamped images, I may decide to add a few swirls or flourishes to the larger blank areas between the expanded doodles.
Continue adding doodled lines, shapes and swirls to the outside of each image. This will slowly fill in empty areas.
I like to finish up by adding small shapes and abstract designs to the tiny empty areas, filling in the entire surface.
You can either stop at this point and use the black-and-white doodled paper as part of a card design or you can add a bit of color. Add as much as you like—a little or a lot!
Here is the doodled image completely colored up!
Mat the colored doodle and use it in a card design. I like to keep it simple so the focus is on the doodles and the color.
And here is another quick and easy doodled background that I chose not to color in. Tip: Use your own handwriting for a quick sentiment!
Don’t be afraid to doodle up your next card. Just pick your favorite line image and “doo-dle” it!
Supplies used: Blush Red Dark and Raven cardstock from Bazzill Basics Paper; X-Press It Blending Card, black Multiliners (.3/.5/.8/1.0) and Copic® markers (Y11/Y35/R22/R27/R89/YR07/YR09) from Imagination International Inc.; Flower Garden stamp from Stampendous! Inc.; Tuxedo Black ink pad from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.