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
[Prang Oval-16 by Dixon; Winsor & Newton Pocket Box; Winsor & Newton: Payne’s Gray, Indigo]
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.
DETAILS: This week instead of 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.
Have a wonderful week and until next time… Take care and keep smiling!