Doodling on a Printable Download

Doodling on a Printable Download

Artful Adventures Digital Printables We continue our Artful Adventures today as we look at another way to use a printable download.  How do you like the picture for our adventure this week?

My definition of a printable download is one which is ready to print and could be plopped in a frame as is, except for perhaps trimming it.  The ones I am using this week are from Stampin’Up!, and come with not only the printable .jpg image, but have the digital stamps/brushes so that you customize colors of elements, change them around or use them on any of your digital projects.  Yesterday we worked on one for St. Patrick’s Day, and today we have one that is not just word art, but has a sweet little picture.

Let’s take a look at what we are starting with today.  Earth Laughs digital printable

This is a very sweet piece which is certainly framable as is.  However, around here, we like to kick it up a notch!  So let’s grab a fine tip black pen and just add some doodles on this piece after we print it!  We are only going to add a little definition to the larger elements, and let the more fine line work stay in the background, kind of like a piece of background paper on a card or scrapbook page.

Artful Adventures Earth Laughs digital printable with doodles

Once again, I want to stress that it doesn’t have to be perfect! Like our friend Joanne Sharpe says, “Perfectly imperfect!”  If it needed it to stay perfect you would just leave it as it came off the printer.  Just try your hand on a little bit of doodling, if you haven’t.  If you have, you may not have thought of giving yourself a headstart by using something straight off the printer!

Next, I just added a bit of a shadow to some of the lettering with a light, warm gray marker.  I wish I would have used a smaller tip marker, but…. it’s done.  Nobody is really going to be up close and examining it with a magnifying glass.  If they are, and they don’t like it, they should just make one of their own to admire their own self-imposed perfection!

Artful Adventures Earth Laughs digital download with highlights

This next photo is up close and personal.  Take a look and notice how imperfect it is.  (I have to say, I never in a million years would have dreamed I would be telling people to take a close look at something I did to take special note of how imperfect it was!)  There are finer tipped pens that may have been more appropriate for the doodling on this, yet they weren’t handy at the moment I wanted to work on this.  Remember when you were young and liked to color and doodle?  It’s still fun!

Earth Laughs digital doodles closeup

Try your hand at a project like this and come post it on the Artful Adventures Facebook Group!  We would love to see what you are up to!

2 Responses to Doodling on a Printable Download

  1. Kristie, I just love all your projects and ideas. I love to doodle especially when I am bored. My little one loves to doodle as well. I look forward to finding some time to doodle this week.

    • Beth, it also seems to be kind of therapeutic! This would be a great idea to give a little one a starting point. We would just have to be sure there are areas that places big enough for young doodlers to find it easy to work on!

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