Most of us loved doodling and colouring as kids - and it seems the love of it is
being rekindled - the top 5 books being sold on Amazon at the moment are adult colouring
books! And what a great thing that is - when you think of it most people relax these
days by doing things on their phone or ipad (or similar device) which although is
taking your mind off your day, isn’t giving your mind a rest. Colouring and doodling
allows your mind, and whole self to just relax, switch off, and go with the flow!
I’m not a colouring or doodling expert, (although I will recommend some who are to
you) I just love doing it - and that’s the point of it! Colouring isn’t limited to
your colouring books either. The shaped cards on our site lend themselves beautifully
to be doodled over, and are a great way to have a relaxing evening resulting with
a card to send at the end of it! You can use the designs in your books for inspiration.
Pens, a pencil, a rubber, paper - that’s it! It’s best if your pens are permanent
(archival) ink so that they don’t bleed into your background. I like to brush or
sponge Dylusions over my doodles, so to check how my pens would react and how colourfast
they are, I did a little check page in my notebook.
My favourites are now the Pigma Micron pens which I have in 005, 03, 05, 08 and brush.
I use 03 to start my letter, and then thicken it up with the 05 and 08 where needed.
I couldn’t be without my white Signo Uniball either, which now comes in a broad and
thinner nib. It’s all down to personal preference, and using what you’ve got!
I love the Anita’s Clear Gloss, for covering parts of letters or shapes to protect
them when I’m swiping ink around, and for keeping white in a picture too when sponging
with ink.It gives a glossy raised look. I have decanted some of my Dylusions inks
into water brushes, which is a great way to use them and keeps them handy and ready
I have a small rough notebook which I collect doodles I have seen and liked so that
I can use them in my own pieces. I’m sorry not to be able to give credit to whoever
I copied these frames from - I just do a search for doodle on Pinterest and see what
jumps out at me!