Monday, September 21, 2015

Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Doodling!

Today we have a doodle challenge at Heart2Heart Challenges and I have a confession to make.  I'm really, really not good at drawing.  Yup, it's true.  I stink at drawing pictures which is why I love to stamp because then I can look like an artist!  So I came up with a way to FAKE doodle - you heard that right - I'm going to teach you how to FAKE doodle!

If you have a Cricut Explore machine you know that we can draw on our projects with the pen accessory.  I decided I'd use that feature to help me fake it.  First I picked an image from our new Artistry cartridge that was simple and felt kind of hand drawn.  I changed the image from cut to drawn and attached it to a 4x5.25" square. I used our watercolor paper as I wanted to play some more with that medium. This is what it looked like when it came out of my machine.

I used my new Watercolors and applied color within the drawn lines.  Then I added some background color and when it was dry some Silver Metallic Marker doddled stars (yeah, I can draw stars) and a doodled frame.  I then went over the machine drawn lines with my journaling pen to really give it a hand drawn look!
I totally adore our new Silver Foil Tape - so shiny and fun to use on projects.  For the life of me I couldn't find my silver sequins so I wound up using some gold sequins and coloring them in with our black Shinhan marker - I rubbed most of the color off which gave them a nice gray patina.
I hope you enjoyed my "fake" doodle tutorial!  I really like the way this one turned out and best of all it is one flat piece to pop into the mail!  

Now hop on over to the Heart2Heart Challenges blog and join us in some doodling or "fake" doodling this week!

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1 comment:

Laurie Levorson said...

Paige, that is an awesome idea to use your Explore to draw then paint. Your card turned out great and I can't wait to try your technique. Thanks for the tutorial!

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