Lately I’ve been playing around with doodling inside my sketchbook using drawing pens, pencils and watercolours, I really love exploring shapes in this way and find it very calming.
I needed some postcards for a postcard thingy we are doing on the cafe group and I didn’t have any nice ones on hand, so whats a pirate girl to do in times of need? I do what I always do…improvise and make my own!
I started off with 2 large A3 sheets of art paper that I covered with stencilling and paint splotches of all different colours.
Below is the two sheets prior to making them into postcards:
I then got my paper trimmer out and cut up the sheets into post card sized pieces and affixed them all to contrasting black card and added stamped quotations and pen highlights to finish.
I had a lot of fun making post cards, it’s a quick and easy way to make artsy graffiti style cards!
My handmade postcards:
A few blog posts ago I mentioned that several of us creative friends are embarking on a group project of working in the art doodle love book together.
Well I actually lost my book under a pile of art stuff and yesterday I found it again so I was able to make a start on a couple of pages which I am sharing with you now.
These are very rough scribbly type doodles with not very much thought gone into them, I actually love to work like this as it can be very calming, you almost enter a Zen like trance as you let your pen make the marks on the pages.
As you can tell from the the theme of the following 2 pages I was still struggling with that pesky muse of mine
When I created this page the other day I was really struggling for inspiration, I found it hard to be creative but at the same time I really wanted to make something which wass kinda frustrating!
So I decided to let my lack of inspiration guide me and be the theme of my page, I arted it out of my system so to speak, I really don’t like this page but it served its purpose and it expressed what I wanted to say!
Step 1: I painted my journal with light pink acrylic paint and then stencilled over with white paint:
Step 2: Next I glued on a sheet of stencilled mop up paper I’d prepared earlier:
Step 3: Finally I glued on another stencilled piece I’d done earlier and stamped out the quote on the page which is how I often feel: