Dissecting Design | A quick guide to using ephemera and doodling to make your projects stand out
I never met a new trend I didn’t like. Or at least want to try out. Doodling was definitely right up there with new trends I want to try.
I used to fancy myself something of an artist once upon a time but a serious lack of classes and practice has left me far from proficient.
And, that’s the great thing about doodling. You really don’t need to be all that expert. Just grab a pencil or pen and start scribbling. Start with some simple shapes and patterns, see what flows naturally and go from there.
Since I am still a doodling novice, I paired doodles with a bunch of the awesome Crate summer-themed ephemera in the July Bistro Kit.
We had a lot of fun little adventures in Harry Potter World this summer. Somehow a lot of them seemed to center around food, so I tried to combine those moments together into one layout.
I made a funny little gif showing my placement of all the fun little bits as they scatter across the page. You can see how I like to move things around until I feel I have found a good balance.
Click on the image to see the gif play.
After the ephemera I added my doodles and journaling. A little scalloped border is a fun and easy detail to add.
I love the Shimelle wooden buttons that came with this kit. As you can see, I played around with a few different ideas for them, like filling up the heart or scattered around the page, but in the end they found a purpose anchoring my title to the bottom of the page.
Circle photos are always a fun addition. Here I fit one on top of the camera lens. Kind meta right?
The final page. I hope you enjoyed seeing what went into it!