This month’s challenge at White with 1 is to create a layout with a white base, brown and doodling.
Apart from the page and lettering outlines there is some serious Doodling on this layout, and I am going to show you how I did it.
So what did I do?
I have used a Copic Multiliner Pen (Sepia 0.3) which is water-proof once dry, and a Crafters Workshop Mini Hexagons Template to create the outlines of various sized Hexagons in the area around and behind the photograph.
Next I traced just inside the outlines with an Inktense (Saddle Brown) pencil, which isn’t your average watercolour pencil. Inktense aren’t just INTENSE in colour, they are actually a permanent ink once wet and then dried. (As this is a time consuming technique I didn’t colour the Hexagons that would be completely hidden by the photograph)
Finally I used a damp brush to wet and blend the Inktense pencil outlines. To ensure that the brush is only damp not wet I continuously rinse it in clean water and then lightly pat it onto clean paper towel. I use a pretty good quality soft brush that doesn’t have any stray hairs that could make a mess. I have worked fairly loosly so that the design isn’t too rigid even though it is geometric, and also so that there is a degree of variance in the tones of the Inktense once dry.
This is the finished result and a close-up of a small area, where you can see the colour variance and the loose edges.
I have never seen this technique done before, however that isn’t to say that someone hasn’t already thought of it. I am going to keep experimenting with it to see where else it will go.