New beginnings. Maybe that’s not the first two words you expected for this post, but that’s where I need to start. Since my last official post so much has changed, but it’s all been for the better. We moved from North Carolina to Texas to be closer to family. Drew started a new job with a new company. I’ve changed my major from fashion design to graphic design, and I’m even attending a new school which is a huge change since it’s on campus instead of online like before. So, yeah, new beginnings.
In terms of my blog, that means that I’ll be doing more here creatively than just planner-related posts (though, like this one, they will still happen). My blog will be more of a compilation of all things art, creativity, and some DIYs! I’m super excited to start this new beginning and share it all with you!
For the longest time, I’ve been meaning to do an all hand drawn/doodled spread in my Everyday Essentials CLASSIC Happy Planner®. So, I finally took the plunge, and I couldn’t have loved it any more! The best part is that is surprisingly easy to do even if you feel your drawing skills are less than stellar.
I started by doing my doodled spread in pencil. While you can use whatever pencil you have on hand, I highly recommend the Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils because they write cleanly and erase beautifully. You’ll also want a good eraser that doesn’t smudge your pencil marks or tear up your paper. The TOMBOW Mono Dust Catch Eraser is the one I recommend not only for this but for any project where you need an eraser. It erases without smudging or smearing…but, since it’s slightly tacky, it catches all of the dust bits! No more eraser crumbs! The eraser is used twice. I use it as I draw my spread out and prior to applying pen and marker. If for some reason you’re having trouble erasing with the Tombow MONO Dust Catch Eraser, you can also use the Tombow Mono Light Eraser. It still erases really well, but it does create some crumbs.
Before you start this part, you want to erase everything while leaving ghost-like lines from your pencil work. Once you’ve got that done, you can start filling everything in with color! I used a combination of the new Tombow MONO Drawing Pens, the Tombow Twintone Markers, and the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. The wonderful thing about all of these is that they don’t bleed through your paper which for those of us who use paper planners is the holy grail of writing instruments! Once you’ve chosen what color scheme you want to go with, you just doodle away to your hearts content and watch your design come to life!
And that’s really all there is to it! It makes for a fun and unique layout that is also really relaxing to create. If you do a doodled spread yourself, let me know! I’d love to see what you create! As always, you can find me here, on Instagram and YouTube!
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