WK 43: Planner Layout Tutorial

Last week I had so much fun using a color that I typically don’t use (purple). This inspired me to continue challenging myself for upcoming planner layouts and blog posts. To brainstorm I was rummaging through my stash of stationery items/art supplies. I know there are those of us out there that do not have tons of supplies to play with. So for the challenge I thought it would be a fun idea to only use a few specific items  to decorate this week.

Supplies for this week’s challenge:

  • watercolor paints and brushes
  • stamps but only use black ink
  • black Uni-ball Signo pen

IMG_3722[Prang Oval-16 by Dixon; Winsor & Newton Pocket Box; Winsor & Newton: Payne’s Gray, Indigo]

IMG_3723[365™Fall Collection: DailySchool; Alpha Stamps from Michaels; Kelly Purkey: Outline Letters; Versa Fine: Onyx Black]



SET UP: I use a sketch book to do my palette tests, write notes and different ideas, patterns, and even practice my handwriting/calligraphy. What you see above is the starting of my scribbling but by the end the whole page will be filled.  I also love love love my Sojourner by Retrow Tures (you can check her out on Instagram). I take it on the go and it’s handy whenever I find inspiration and have to jot it down quickly.

Since I have a limited number of tools to use, I had to be creative in how I wanted to use them. I love color and for this week I wanted to mix it up and wanted to cover the layout with an explosion of color. I had to be cautious on how I did this because I didn’t want it to look chaotic but a fusion of different colors and patterns.

IMG_3717[Canson Sketch book; Sojourner Notebook, Midori Traveler’s Notebook]

IMG_3721DETAILS: This week instead oIMG_3720f doing a day to day, I will just show you a close up how I decorated using only the limited number of tools as listed above. You don’t need a boat load of supplies to make your planner special and unique, all you need is your imagination.

**Click on the images for a closer look.

QUOTE: I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

-Pablo Picasso


Have a wonderful week and until next time… Take care and keep smiling!

Xoxo, Jennie




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