Make Do Craft: Doodle Art Notebook
Doodle art. As fall starts I thought I’d touch on something every student has done at some point. We all love to doodle on our notes in class, or on a scrap piece of paper while we’re on the phone. Doodle can be random bots of ink on paper, but they can be so much more. Are you looking for a quick, easy, DIY gift? Why not turn your doodles into art with this very first Make do Craft?
Cost of this Make Do Craft:
Free. This is an ultimate ‘use what you have’ project. You can alter the size to fit an existing stack of sticky notes. Use magazine paper, an envelope, or even lined notebook paper and whatever writing tool you have lying around. I used a sample of sparkly mint green cardstock from a sample book I’ve had for years, and a ball point pen that glides well. I wanted something to be able to jot down a quick note, so I saved 10 sticky notes to stick in the notebook for a quick, easy, DIY solution to never having paper when I need it. now if I can only find my pens…
Time to Create Doodle Art Notebook:
Under 30 minutes. For me that included reading a kid a story too, so this is easy to do when waiting on other things. Once you have your supplies, you can whip these quick, easy, babies up anywhere, from the dentist’s office to the bus stop.
Skill level: Beginner – anyone can do this, really.
Make Do Craft Tutorial for a Doodle Art Notebook
Plain cardstock or other heavy paper 3.5″ x 7″
3″ x 3″ sticky notes
Step 1: fold paper in half so it is 3.5″ x 3.5″
Step 2: Draw a free-form border round the front of the paper
Step 3: Draw a simple shape or a set of lines so they touch the border, creating separate spaces within the border.
Step 4: Doodle away
Fill in each section with a different doodle type. Use simple dots or swirls, or get complicated and try mind-bending illusion type doodles.
Resources for Doodle Art:
I used several zentangle patterns for mine. A zentangle is a specific form of doodling. I’ve listed a few websites to learn more about doodles and how to draw some of the simple patterns to help you with your doodle art.
http://tanglepatterns.com/ – shows several doodle art patterns and how to draw them
Zentangle Gallery - a gallery of what other people have done with doodle art
Life Imitates Doodles: a blog site devoted to zentangles and doodle art.
What have you done with doodle art? Did you make the Make do Craft Doodle Art notebook? Did it inspire you? Leave a comment below and feel free to link back to any doodle art project you did.