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!
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I 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.
I then outlined the letters with a black Signo gel pen. Once the ink was dry, I erased all of the pencil lines.
I 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.
I 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…
Once 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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