How To Make Your Own Doodle Journal
I love to doodle, but before this year I never really tried markers. I was inspired to try Crayola after I saw this great post from Alisa Burke (one of my favourite artists). Along comes my birthday and I get a lovely big pack of Crayola Supertips and I had a lot of fun with a little doodle pad that came free with some Crayola Pip Squeak markers and a pencil-case. You can get doodle pads fairly cheaply, I found one from Muji that has recycled paper (great if you’re just working in black ink) or I found a pack of 10 from a stationery store for £3.49. If you are a prolific doodler or you’re convinced that you could easily fill one of these little pads then the pack of 10 is perfect for you.
You will need:
Patterned card, packaging or scrapbook paper
Take your little memo pad and place it on top of your patterned cardstock to draw a little template to cut out.
Now you will need to cut your tape to create your cover binding.
I then took my favourite colour of paint right now and coated the fabric tape:
Then you can line up your cardboard with the front of your memo pad and stick your fabric tape down!
I love my little doodle journal cover! I got these little gold binding clips in Paperchase.
You can fill your little memo pad with doodles before or after you create a spine and cover. I was VERY careful not to bend the glue so the paper falls out, in another crayola book that hasn’t worked too well and I’ve been adding little washi tape spines as I work.
I was having a lot of fun. I haven’t doodled for a long time so my lines were a little wonkoloid and my circles, not so round. But the exercises were fun.
The lumo pink marker is not a crayola unfortunately, it was a Tombow Rhodamine 725 marker.
The very first little set of doodles (in triangles) is based on a cute notebook cover I saw in the Typo store last year.
Are you a doodler?
Will you be making one of these little doodle journals?