Monday, 23 May 2016

2016 #10 Impress {by Gabrielle Price}

 2016 Topic 10: Doodles

Hi everyone Gabrielle from Crafty Thoughts here.

Tonight I'd like to share with you this evening with a post about first attempts at doodling.

I am not a huge doodler outside of boring meetings at work (!) and so I wanted it to become a background to my main image rather than be the main feature.

Step One: On a piece of board I used palette knife and 'painted' an uneven layer of Chalk.

Step Two: Then I added a little Beach Hut and then a little Tangerine Twist

Step Three: As I wanted the doodling to go behind the main image I stamped the image (isn't he adorable?!) and then, using the stencil PS018, added the boxes making sure I didn't draw over the image.

Step Four: It is at this point you could make the decision if you want to doodle INSIDE or OUTSIDE the boxes. I decided to draw inside but if you are more experienced than me then you could be braver and do the outside! Using a Berol Handwriting pen I doodled in the boxes. 

Step Five: The reason I used the Berol pen is that I knew it would soften when I added a watercolour pencil shadow.

Step Six: The final touch was to add a frame. I made the frame the same way as the board, added more stamps from the same set and the added a layer of Chalk paint to knock it back a little and bring the main image to the fore. A little Treasure Gold and a Barn Star from the PaperArtsy stand at Ally Pally and it was finished!

I really like the shadow as it makes the main image stand out:

I think I shall explore more doodling patterns and how to do them but I hope that this shows you that you really don't have to be an expert to have a go!
Thank you for stopping by - Gabrielle x (@freyatom)

For all us beginner doodlers this was a great idea to incorporate the stencil to allow you to explore doodling further Gabrielle Thanks for sharing your doodling debut with us. ~Gillian

We would love to see how you interpret this Doodles topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #10: Doodles, on this page HERE.

All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 

All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Doodles link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, May 29th 2016. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

Great doodling Gabrielle!

Helen said...

Great doodling Gabrielle!

Miriam said...

This is fabulous..... great doodling

Miriam said...

This is fabulous..... great doodling

Kirsten said...

I love it! The doodling is fab.

Helen said...

I wish I knew why each time I comment from my phone the comment publishes twice! sorry peeps!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Another triumph (curse you!). Could you not just humour me and be rubbish.... JUST ONCE!!!! This means WAR!!! Love you! :o) Lx

craftimamma said...

What a clever use of the stencil Gabrielle & I love the whole project! The colours are nice and zingy & love the image. The shadow is a neaT trick too!

Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

What a clever use of the stencil Gabrielle & I love the whole project! The colours are nice and zingy & love the image. The shadow is a neaT trick too!

Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely idea Gabrielle. Different and very effective! Xx

Ruth said...

Fab project and great doodling! x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant doodled patterns!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant, gabby, I just love how you used the stencil round the man. Really want to try that,

Lucy x

Kathi said...

Fabulous and a great job doodling!

Thanks for sharing your process with photos and clear instructions!

Craftyfield said...

Great piece, love the stamped background and the doodling is great!

Etsuko said...

Fabulous project Gabrielle!! Wonderful doodling and processing of the frame. I love the colours too!! xx

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhh you are a clever chook gabby!!

Julie Lee said...

What a great project! I love the novel use of stencils and the shadow behind the focal image and I love how you created 'softness' too! Great doodle debut, Gabrielle! xx

SewPaperPaint said...

This really is a clever way to add some doodling to your project, but love that it's not the highlight. The stamp really shines against these funky stripes. Great inspiration!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Very clever piece Gabrielle love it xx

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