Doodled art journal page • Peace

Doodled art journal page • Peace

Doodled art journal page • Peace 650 430 Consie Sindet

My life right now is a bit frantic as we are in the process of looking for our new house in NC. I needed to create a little peace and quiet in my crazy brain! Doodling is always a great way for me to relax and slow down. Add in the fact that I used a stencil to create this doodled art journal page and it was even more relaxing, as it allowed me to not have to think very much!

Peace: a doodled art journal page using the Doodle Borders stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #doodling #artjournal

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. This post also contains affiliate links. The opinions I share are solely my own.

Peace: a doodled art journal page using the Doodle Borders stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #doodling #artjournalI started the page in my large Dylusions journal by sketching in the word peace with a pencil. If you are not comfortable drawing the letters freehand, print them out of your computer and transfer them to the page.

Peace: a doodled art journal page using the Doodle Borders stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #doodling #artjournalI then outlined the letters with a black Signo gel pen. Once the ink was dry, I erased all of the pencil lines.

Peace: a doodled art journal page using the Doodle Borders stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #doodling #artjournalI grabbed one of the new stencils that are now available at The Crafter’s Workshop, the 6×6 Doodle Borders, and a size 01 Micron pen. This is where the relaxing part comes in! I just zoned out and filled in the letters using the stencil for all of the details.

Peace: a doodled art journal page using the Doodle Borders stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #doodling #artjournalI didn’t have a plan on which designs I would choose. I randomly picked what went where. There wasn’t any way to mess up! I just played…

Peace: a doodled art journal page using the Doodle Borders stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #doodling #artjournalOnce all the doodles were in place, I decided to give the letters a drop shadow to make them stand out a bit more from each other. I outlined the shadow line with the black gel pen and then went back with a black Pitt marker to fill in.

I really don’t know if the page is finished or not. I like it and it accomplished the goal of some relaxing time for my brain. However, I can see coming back to it with colored gel pens, markers or color pencils as it would make a great coloring book page to zone out with again!

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7 comments
  • Marykay April 1, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I love this. That is a fab stencil too.
    I think it will look good either way. Color added or as is.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Deb @ PaperTurtle April 1, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Hi Consie ~ I’m new to your blog and I just wanted to say that I love your designs! (Found you after Elise posted an Instagram of your Get To Work Book.) I teach mandala workshops as part of my yoga teaching practice, and it’s always fun to see what others are doing in the doodling world. LOVE the idea of using stencils as a way to relax with the process. Good luck with your house move! xo

    • Consie Sindet April 7, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Thanks, Deb! I work the front desk at my yoga studio and we just scheduled an event to combine yoga and mandala drawing! Hopefully it will work out!

  • Susan April 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Just perfect. I was looking for some easy, non-brain usage project for today and here it is. Thank you for the perfect piece. I have the stencil from TCW and have used it just about every day since i bought it. It is so much fun! Again, what a great idea!

  • Carolyn Dube April 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Congrats finding a touch of peace while house hunting- that is always so busy! Thanks for sharing with Let’s Play!

  • Rose McGuinn April 8, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    What a fun use for a stencil! Pretty design idea + one of my favorite words.
    http://www.rosesartgarde.blogspot.com
    ~Rose

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