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I spent my day babysitting my niece and nephew today and during nap time I doodled this:


Erin Bassett - Doodle


I used a ZIG Millennium pen, a Zig water-brush, and Koi watercolors...I may add some shading or a boarder later, but for now I'm happy with it.  :)



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More Doodling


Doodle Main

I spent my down time this weekend doing some more doodling in an art journal...



Doodle 4


Doodle 4


Doodle 4


Doodle 4


For all of the pages I used my favorite black pens, the Zig Millennium and PITT pens...and then, for the ones with color, I painted them with Koi watercolors.


And I guess doodling takes a lot out of a girl since I'm sick today.  :(




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Inspired Doodling

I've been doodling and doodling...


Erin Bassett - Doodle Letters 1
Supplies: Black Pens: Zig & Faber-Castell; Watercolor pencils: Faber-Castell


Erin Bassett - Doodle Letters 1
Supplies: Black pens: Zig & Faber-Castell


Erin Bassett - Doodle Letters 1
Supplies: Black Pens: Zig & Faber-Castell; Watercolor pencils: Faber-Castell; Colored Markers - Zig


Erin Bassett - Doodle Letters 1
Supplies: Black Pens: Zig & Faber-Castell

It's been fun to get back into doing lettering!  Thanks Joanne for the inspirational class!  -You know what? I love to take art classes...I think of it like when I was teaching kids and we had to take continuing education hours each year.  -People need to hone their skills!  Artists need to hone their skills!  Even in "subjects" you know a lot about it's great to see how other people create...and in "new subjects" it's of course great to see how it's done!

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I will be teaching again at True Scrap 3 and will be sharing more about my mixed media home decor class in the upcoming weeks....and sneak peeks at the projects as well.  Can't wait!!


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Handmade Valentine's Pillow

Handwriting on stuff is very trendy these days.  If you look on Pinterest there's a ton of tutorials on how people have made everything from scarves to home decor items with messy handwriting one them.  Often it's black lettering on a white background, but sometimes it's reversed like on my sunglass case.  -Which I wish I could write like.  ;)


Kensie Eyeware Case

So I went with that idea and wrote my own paraphrased version of 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 over, and over, and over again with a ZIG Textile Fabric Marker on to a white piece of fabric.

Erin Bassett - Love Is - Pillow - CloseUp2


The easiest way I found to write on fabric is to actually pin it to my ironing board so that it doesn't wrinkle or move when I'm writing. 

Erin Bassett - Love Is - Pillow - CloseUp3
Erin Bassett - Love Is - Pillow - CloseUp5


When I was finished writing I ironed it so that the ink would be permenantly set into the fabric.  Then I added a heart shaped piece of fabric to it and sewed it and a plain white piece of fabric into a pillow.

Erin Bassett - Love Is - Pillow - CloseUp1

And here's how it turned out!


Erin Bassett - Love Is - Pillow

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Re-Art Journaling

I've said it before, but one of the things that I love best about mixed media and art journaling is that you can re-do it.  For me it's not that the original was a "mistake"...it's more that I'm just not in love with it the way it is...and sometimes it's that I just had to play with it some more and it morphed into a completely different piece.

For instance...here's the original page.

Erin Bassett - Life Journal - January - Doodle1

One night I just felt like coloring so I did one of Stephanie's doodles while I was watching some TV & relaxing.  I only grabbed a few colors of markers and was too lazy to get up so I just used what I had. It's fine...just kinda plain...it needs some paint & washi tape & more doodling!

So here's the finished page.  I gesso'd over some of it lightly, added some washi tape, and then doodled over it with my ZIG Millennium pen .

Erin Bassett - Life Journal - January - Doodle1

I'm liking it...it's more "me," and that makes me happy.  :)


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