March Technique Challenge: Doodling

Have you ever kept yourself occupied during a meeting, lecture, or boring phone call with your pen? Instead of notes have you ever scribbled smiley faces, flowers, or your crush’s name? If it’s been awhile since you’ve mindlessly doodled across a page, you’ll love this challenge. Inspired by the doodled art of the Pinkfresh patterned papers in March’s kit – Here’s the Story – our March Technique Challenge is to doodle on a layout. Creative team member Monika has both inspiration and tips for us today:

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Doodling makes this page absolutely unique. Because so many of the elements are hand-drawn, no one else could make the same layout. If drawing isn’t your forte, no worries. Here are Monika’s tips for doodling:

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1) If you don’t feel good with drawing, try using a stencil – it could be an enamel shape (like these ones in the March kit) or any other sticker. Draw the outline and then fill with doodles.

2) Try different pens – thin fine liners, medium markers or bold brush markers. Also try pencils.

3) You can even doodle a couple of irregular circles, lines or other shapes. It would be a great touch to your project.

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Not sure what to use to create doodle like Monika? Here are her tips for pens:

1) For journaling I used a precision pen from American Crafts in size 3.

2) For stars, hearts and doodling around dots I used a Staedler fineliner in size 0.3 mm.

3) For triangles and arrow I used my favorite Fluid metallic brush markers from Papermania, and gel pen in gold.

4) For crosses I used my second favorite brush marker – Art and Graphic Twin from Kuretake.

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Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout using the technique of doodling. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, our Facebook page, or an online gallery. Copy and paste a direct link to your post into the comments on this post.

3. You have two weeks to play. Enter by 9:00 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, April 1st to be eligible to win this amazing Simple Stories prize package!

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Good luck and happy scrapping!

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