Henna-inspired doodles on cabinet

Henna-inspired doodles on cabinet

Henna-inspired doodles on cabinet 150 150 Consie Sindet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Write Dudes. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

When I heard about the opportunity to try out The Write Dudes’ Infinity NEON Fine Point Permanent Markers, I already had this project in mind. So, of course, I said YES!
Henna-inspired doodled cabinet • Atop Serenity Hill @TheWriteDudes #infinitymarkersThe cabinet was a freebie from my friend, Kristine, that I will be using to corral my crafting supplies. However, it was tall, white and boring!!! It is literally the first thing I see when I walk out of my bedroom (tiny apt!).
Henna-inspired doodled cabinet • Atop Serenity Hill @TheWriteDudes #infinitymarkersSo once my new markers arrived, I started on my giant doodle project!
Henna-inspired doodled cabinet • Atop Serenity Hill @TheWriteDudes #infinitymarkersI used henna-inspired photos and designs that I found on the Internet to add flowers, swirls and curls using the black marker. These markers have a great fine point on them, so I was able to get a ton of details into the designs. There is also a triangular grip that made holding the marker for HOURS much easier!
Henna-inspired doodled cabinet • Atop Serenity Hill @TheWriteDudes #infinitymarkersThe cabinet is a laminate surface which made drawing super easy. Since it was laminate, I did a test on an inside section of the cabinet to see about the durability of the markers on this particular surface. I let the test design cure for a few days and then tried getting it off with a baby wipe. It stayed! If you are planning to use stronger cleaners, then the designs might fade. This is not a cabinet that will get dirty but just in case, I stayed away from the handles with the design. This way, should I have to use a stronger cleaner by the handles, the design would still be fine.
Henna-inspired doodled cabinet • Atop Serenity Hill @TheWriteDudes #infinitymarkersOnce all my black line work was finished, I went back in with a few of the colors to add some punch! I used the blues, greens and yellow to highlight areas.
Henna-inspired doodled cabinet • Atop Serenity Hill @TheWriteDudes #infinitymarkersBecause of the laminate surface, the markers don’t dry instantly, so I had a bit of leeway to soften the edges of some of the colors. Working with a small section at a time, I applied the color and then used a cotton swab to blend out the color. It gives it a lovely watercolor effect. PS…this thins the marker ink considerably, so these would be the sections most susceptible to the cleaners. However, I loved the effect and felt it was worth it!!
Henna-inspired doodled cabinet • Atop Serenity Hill @TheWriteDudes #infinitymarkersI am not planning on sealing the cabinet, just giving it a long cure time. I love, love, love how it came it! The colors are beautiful and are such a pretty shade!
Henna-inspired doodled cabinet • Atop Serenity Hill @TheWriteDudes #infinitymarkersAfter working on the doodles, I am ready for all the henna designs we do at the county fairs in August! Bring it on!
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Henna-inspired doodled cabinet • Atop Serenity Hill @TheWriteDudes #infinitymarkers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Write Dudes. All opinions and thoughts are my own!

 

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94 comments
  • Kim @ {enjoy the view} July 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    That is absolutely stunning! You are so talented! I would love to say “I’m going to try it!”, but I’m afraid my “doodling” skills aren’t quite on the same par as yours. 🙂

    • Consie Sindet July 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks, Kim! Well, I say go for it! You can always lay down a light pattern first with transfer paper if you want. That way you have something to follow. Also, another thought…if you have a lightbox (or a sunny window!!) you can place a pattern down, put a blank greeting card on top and doodle away! It would give you some practice and build your confidence! Have fun!

  • MA July 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    fabulous, Consie….you continue to amaze me…

  • Nicki Traikos July 13, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Fabulous art work and detail!!! I’m happy to have found your site via SITS.
    All the best,
    Nicki
    (a fellow artist)

    • Consie Sindet July 14, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks, Nicki! I absolutely enjoying looking through your blog! It is very inspiring to me as I am looking to offer artwork for sale in some form by the fall!

  • Cathy July 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

    This is absolutely beautiful… cannot imagine the amount of work involved…. love it….visiting from Debbie Do’s

  • Al July 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Wow! I’m not sure I would be brave enough to doodle on furniture. Your work is incredible!

    • Consie Sindet July 14, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks, Al! Well, I did try out the design on the inside first…lol!! That way I could get an idea of what I was doing. Greeting cards are an easy place to start with doodling. Hope you give it a try!

  • Anna Starner July 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Your cabinet is beautiful. I may have to try this on a smaller scale.
    Such a great way to dress up that boring white laminate piece.

  • Rebekah L. July 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    That’s totally amazing!

  • anastasia July 14, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Adorable!!!I love it!

  • Patrice July 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    • Consie Sindet July 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks, Patrice! Loved looking at all your photos on your blog! The white hydrangea is amazing! Have a great week!

  • Lisa beam July 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Consie really loved your henna inspired doodle cabinet.love the free form feeling and have always admired the beautiful detailed designs of this exotic art form.Always took the opportunity to have them applied at the NY beauty hair & nail expo at the Jakob Javits(sp?).timely but beautiful hands.I have a large plain white cabinet for my art supplies! come help me do mine!!!and a free wall I’ll be working on. I think I’m done with
    “Flamings” for awhile….rock on… L

    • Consie Sindet July 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! I would love to come help you!! I will send you an email to see where you are now (I can’t seem to keep up!!) Much love to you both!

  • Barbara July 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Just WOW!!!! It’s beautiful.

  • Elizabeth July 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Holy Cannoli this is amazing! I love it for so many reason – love the colors, the idea and the design. You are very talented!!

    • Consie Sindet July 16, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Thanks, Elizabeth! I love the colors too! I have a little obsession with the colors of a peacock feather so tried to use that as a bit of inspiration. Have a great week!

  • elaine simmons July 15, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Your doodling is amazing! Love this idea.

  • Elise July 16, 2013 at 9:59 am

    What a cool cabinet! Your designs are absolutely beautiful!

    • Consie Sindet July 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks, Elise! Also, thanks for the post on submitting tutorials. You listed places I hadn’t heard about, so great information!

  • Toodie July 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Well. Just well. I was all excited to love this cabinet until I realized you hand drew that. Seriously? WHERE did you find that talent and how can I get some of it? That is absolutely A-MAZING! And I really do love it, not matter how unhappy I am that you have the talent and I don’t. LOL!

  • heidi July 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    That turned out spectacular. I love those henna designs. Hope you have a great day.

    • Consie Sindet July 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Heidi! I find henna designs to be so beautiful and always seem to incorporate them into doodles.

  • jamie July 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    WOW!!!! what an amazing piece!!!

  • lisa July 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented!

  • Christy@Confessions of a Serial DIYer July 18, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Love this!! You did an amazing job transforming this cabinet!!

  • Gina July 18, 2013 at 10:46 am

    This is just beautiful! I love the colors!

    Gina @ Gina’s Craft Corner
    http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com

    • Consie Sindet July 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks, Gina! I love peacock colors and was inspired to use those on this piece. Lucky for me the markers were the perfect shades!

  • Alisha July 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    So my doodles look like “doodoo” next to yours!!! LMAO This looks awesome!!! Can you come to my house and doodle on some stuff and make it pretty? Great job!

    • Consie Sindet July 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Lol!! Thanks, Alisha! And no this was not inappropriate…lol!! I would be happy to doodle on some stuff for you! Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Susan July 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    How gorgeous! Not doodles. Art!

  • Cathy July 19, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Wow! Amazing artwork!

    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can’t wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  • Pam July 20, 2013 at 10:34 am

    This is absolutely, positively amazing. Wonderful!

  • krystie July 22, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Love your doodling! Years back I had 2 of those cabinets, I never thought of decorating them.

  • Jess July 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    How pretty and fun!!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  • Bethany K July 23, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Beeeeautiful. I am a decent doodler, but this is just high class. It really looks great. It must have taken FOREVER with all the tiny details. I love it. *pinning*

  • Laura July 23, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Great idea and beautiful doodles! I love henna designs, what a great way to decorate a plain piece of furniture!

    • Consie Sindet July 23, 2013 at 11:57 am

      Thanks, Laura! One of our fairs starts this weekend and I can’t wait to work on some real henna designs! So much fun!

  • kelly thompson July 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    This absolutely boss- Love the colors and the peacock!

    • Consie Sindet July 31, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Thanks, Kelly! And congrats on making the decision about your “craft room”! Great post. I will have an actual studio soon thanks to a generous friend and I cannot wait!!!

  • becky August 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Just Amazing…beautiful…fantastic…there aren’t enough words to describe your cabinet or your talent! Great job!!

  • ang August 8, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Wow, that is so cool!

  • Brenda Young August 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Consie, wow I do love this! Big time investment but look at the results! stopped by via Simply Dream And Create,…. pinned!

    • Consie Sindet August 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks, Brenda! It was well worth the time spent! It makes me smile all the time and I always have to show it off to anyone that comes over! 🙂

  • Leah August 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    This is beautiful! I love how it has been transformed! 🙂 Found you through Moonlight & Mason jars 🙂

  • TaMara @ ImplausiblyBeautiful August 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    That’s beautiful, you are so talented! You must be so proud!

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  • Allie October 9, 2013 at 6:26 am

    WOW! You are obviously an amazing artist. I absolutely love the design. I wish I had one ounce of artistic flair in me but alas, I have zero! Visiting from SITS – enjoy your feature day!!

  • Debbie October 9, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Hi! I came over from SITS. Wow..what an artist you are. That is beautiful! You’re a perfect spokesperson for those infinity pens.
    Debbie

  • misssrobin October 9, 2013 at 8:42 am

    It’s gorgeous! I hope it takes your breath away when you see it, like it does mine. So beautiful. You are incredibly talented!

  • Sheila Skillingstead October 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I’ve had that cabinet and it always was tall, white, and boring. I got rid of it. Now I know I could have made it beautiful. Probably not as beautiful as yours but it would have been fun to do. Here’s to future beautiful crafts I will see on your site. Enjoy your SITS Day.

    • Consie Sindet October 11, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Glad you liked it! Now if you have to get another boring cabinet for some reason, you can doodle all over it! Happy weekend.

  • another jennifer October 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Wow. It looks gorgeous! You are so talented. Love your inspiration too. Happy SITS Day!

  • Rabia @TheLiebers October 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

    That looks amazing!! I can only doodle hearts and flowers like a middle schooler in love. You made a work of art out of this cabinet!

  • Happysuz October 9, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Wow, this is so cool! It must have taken you forever to finish it! Well worth it, however, it is beautiful! Stopping by from SITS!

  • AmySue October 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this very creative idea that I think i’m going to try with my daughter 🙂

  • Bev @ Linkouture October 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    That is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had that kind of talent (and patience!)

  • Cindy @ Diy beautify October 9, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    This is Amazing! I can’t even imagine the hours it took to complete this, but it was so worth it! You created a totally unique, one of a kind masterpiece!!! I love it!! Can you come do one at my house, lol??
    Cindy

  • Renee October 9, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    wow…that is so detailed…you are a very patient person…Pretty!

  • ReneeJay October 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Very nice! I bought some stencils a couple years ago to decorate a boring cabinet in my bedroom and the stencils are still in my junk drawer. I just can never get around to it.

    • Consie Sindet October 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Thanks, Renee. Maybe you should just grab a couple markers and just go for it..lol! Might take less time. Happy weekend!

  • Anna @cafeyak October 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    This is beautiful! What a way to jazz up a plain white cabinet!

  • Kristiina October 10, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Wow! I’ve always loved henna but never thought of modifying it for something else. I love how they turned out. Can’t wait to check out the rest of your site.

    • Consie Sindet October 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Thanks, Kristiina! I love using henna designs as inspiration! After all, henna is just doodling with paste instead of pens! 🙂

  • Andrea @ Cloud Nine Chic October 12, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Hi Consie!
    I’m so happy I was able to stop by your blog! Hope you had an awesome SITS Day… You are a lady after my own heart, I’m a fellow artist and MAJOR doodler! I even have a couple of doodle posts over on my blog now. I’m following you now on social media ~ hope to get to visit with you soon! 😀

    • Consie Sindet October 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks for visiting, Andrea! Loved the bags you did! Faces are not my thing so I envy those that can draw them well!! Looking forward to seeing more of your work! Happy weekend.

  • Chris Carter October 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    So this was all free-handed??? SHUT UP!! You are so so talented!! I just love your creative and beautiful gift. LOVE. 🙂

  • Jenner A November 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I love this! It’s so funny, though because I, too, have a cabinet that I changed up. Well, I’m constantly changing up. Now it’s a darker teal color and I started “tangle drawing” (or doodling) on the sides. I’m in an apartment and not allowed to paint walls so this cabinet gets painted. Often. Now I want to paint it all white and do what you did. Those markers look fantastic – especially the way you were able to blend them out. My cabinet isn’t laminate but I bet I could come up with a way to do that for the watercolor effect.

  • Tracy December 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    That is so beautiful. I just love it. Wow!

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