It’s Saturday Seminar time! I have to admit I was really super excited for this one because I planned a tutorial video for you to watch, which is at the bottom of this post!
I love to watercolor in my art journals, but sometimes you just want a little more color in your planner, and so here is a quick way to do it! You can use all sorts of markers, the best ones I find though are ones that react with water like the Tim Holtz Distress markers. But you could do this with Tombow dual brush markers, or Jane Davenport Mermaid markers. Keeping in mind the more pigmented and even darker in color the markers are, the more bleed through you will have if you watercolor directly onto your pages.
There is nothing stopping you though from watercoloring on sticker paper and sticking it into your planner, or even watercoloring on watercolor paper and gluing it in either. Both options would work very well if you are not wanting bleedthrough or are worried about your actual pages warping from the water, just make sure that your sheets are completely dry before adding them into your planner, or moving onto the next page if you are working on more than one spread!
Both options would work very well if you are not wanting bleedthrough or are worried about your actual pages warping from the water, just make sure that your sheets are completely dry before adding them into your planner, or moving onto the next page if you are working on more than one spread!
Above is a page I did previously in the month I did 2 small sections of watercolor on a page, the one on the left has less water added to it than the one on the right so the colors didn’t spread as much as the one on the right. Both effects look great!
Here I used a note sheet, and water colored a little on the background with some Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and used it as a background for my front cover of my May insert. You could also use watercolor as a background on the pages you like to journal on, or some of the blank pages in your book. You don’t have to just be abstract about it either, you could draw, or stamp and watercolor those images as well!
Here is the page that I will do for you in the tutorial below. It is quite easy to watercolor with markers, and get only the area you wish, I will show you how below!!
I hope you enjoyed my version of this weeks Saturday Seminar Topic! Please feel free to go to the Cocoa Daisy Planner Fans Facebook page to share your watercolor ideas, and read what other people do with their watercolors in their planners!